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Abattoirs

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 4 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many abattoirs have been closed in each year since 1997. (78208)

The number of red meat and poultry abattoirs in the United Kingdom which surrendered their licences/approvals to operate or had them revoked in each year from 1997 to May 2006 is shown in the tables.

Red meat abattoirs

England

Scotland

Wales

Northern Ireland

Total

1997

16

3

1

20

1998

14

4

1

1

20

1999

20

1

1

22

2000

23

1

24

2001

14

1

15

2002

9

6

15

2003

21

2

1

24

2004

24

2

2

1

29

2005

10

2

0

12

May 2006

6

2

2

10

191

Poultry abattoirs

England

Scotland

Wales

Northern Ireland

Total

1997

9

1

10

1998

6

2

3

1

12

1999

8

1

3

12

2000

4

1

1

2

8

2001

5

1

2

8

2002

7

2

9

2003

6

2

8

2004

6

2

8

2005

11

1

3

1

16

May 2006

1

1

2

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