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Volume 210: debated on Thursday 25 June 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many abattoirs in Wales meet EC export standards; and how far each market in Wales is from its closest abattoir.

Three abattoirs in Wales have been licensed as meeting current EC structural and hygiene standards. Directive 91 /497/EC introduces common health rules for all slaughterhouses but these do not come into effect until 1 January 1993.I will write to the hon. Gentleman with the other details requested.