HC Deb 11 June 1997 vol 295 cc491-2W
Mr. Edwards

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has received about the proposed closure of the Abergavenny slaughterhouse; and if he will make a statement. [2377]

Mr. Win Griffiths

We have received several representations about the future of the Abergavenny slaughterhouse and whether it will participate in the Over Thirty Months Scheme, which allows for the purchase, slaughter and ultimate destruction of cattle over 30 months of age. The Intervention Board Executive Agency will announce the successful bidders soon.