§ 1. Sir R. Boothby
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is now in a position to announce the policy of Her Majesty's Government on slaughterhouses in Scotland.
§ The Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. James Stuart)
I would refer my hon. Friend to the Answer given to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for South Angus (Captain Duncan) on 1st May.
§ Sir R. Boothby
Is my right hon. Friend not aware that the delay in reaching any decision about slaughterhouses has been very considerable and is not doing much good to Scottish agriculture? If he has now passed the matter over to the Association of County Councils, would he ask them to buck up and produce their recommendations as quickly as possible?