§ Dr. David Clark
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list the regulations which control hygiene and animal welfare standards in abattoirs for meat prepared for domestic consumption.
§ Mr. Donald Thompson
For the requirements applying to red meat slaughterhouses I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given on Wednesday 1 February at columns240–41 to the hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne Central (Mr. Cousins).
In respect of poultry slaughterhouses the following apply:The Poultry Meat (Hygiene) Regulations 1976, as amended.The Slaughter of Poultry Act 1967 (as amended).The Slaughter of Poultry (Humane Conditions) Regulations 1984.