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Volume 210: debated on Thursday 25 June 1992

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many abattoirs in England meet EC export standards; and how far each market in England is from its closest abattoir.

At present 54 abattoirs in England are approved for export to other EC member states; a list is available in the Library of the House. The proximity of markets to abattoirs varies, but the latter are spread throughout the country.