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Volume 163: debated on Monday 4 December 1989

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what regulations control the disposal of laying hens slaughtered under the salmonella control regulations.

The Animal Health Act 1981 as applied by the Zoonoses Order 1989 provides that where an animal, including a bird, has been slaughtered under the Act at the Ministers discretion, the carcase of the animal shall belong to him and shall be buried, or sold, or otherwise disposed of by him, or as he directs, as the conditions of the animal or carcase and the other circumstances may require or admit.