§ 31. Mr. Charles R. Morris
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what criteria he observes in giving his consent to the establishment of private slaughterhouses.264W
§ Mr. Anthony Stodart
The criteria are set out in the Slaughterhouses Act, 1958. My right hon. Friend is required to have regard to whether there is a need for additional slaughtering facilities or to whether the grant of a licence is expedient for special reasons.