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Volume 403: debated on Monday 14 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to whom tallow was sold by her Department and its non-departmental public bodies in (a) 2002 and (b) 2003; and for what purposes it was sold. [107816]

In 2002 and 2003, the following companies were contracted to incinerate OTMS tallow:

  • Pointons;
  • Prosper De Mulder (PDM);
  • JG Pears;
  • Lisburn Proteins;
  • Canterbury Mills;
  • William Forrest;
  • Dundas Chemicals; and
  • Ulster farm by products.
All tallow sold is used as a source of energy recovery in that it is used to power the rendering plants.