§ Sir Roger Moate
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what representations he has received about the implementation of EC directives on slaughterhouses(a) in general and (b) in regard to the Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1992 and the requirement for stainless steel hooks; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Soames
I refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Hammersmith (Mr. Soley) on 29 April at col. 1136, and to the independent report on hygiene and structural requirements in slaughterhouses which my right hon. Friend the Minister placed in the Library of the House on 31 March (Official Report, 31 March 1993, col. 251).