§ Mr. Morley
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what backing he is giving to the development and use of mobile abattoirs.
§ Mrs. Browning
All slaughterhouses, including mobile abattoirs, must meet the structural and hygiene standards set out in the Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1992 and have to be licensed by the appropriate Agriculture Department. Officials of the State Vetrinary Service have given, and will continue to give, advice and encouragement to any project to design and establish a mobile abattoir. At present, there are no mobile abattoirs in use in England.