HC Deb 17 June 1997 vol 296 c154W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what plans his Department has to introduce mandatory minimum stunning current levels for each species prior to slaughter in slaughterhouses; and if he will make a statement. [3228]

Mr. Morley

We welcome the fact that the European Commission is preparing a proposal which would introduce minimum stunning currents. We shall be supporting this, subject to the detailed provisions being satisfactory.