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Slaughterhouses

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 25 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many slaughterhouses in England are licensed for (a) halal and (b) kosher slaughter. (116577)

This information is not routinely collected. The most recent data available for Great Britain, from the Animal Welfare Review 2003, is broken down by species as follows:

Species

Number of premises

(a) Halal

Lambs

5

Sheep

4

Goats

2

Broilers

8

Hens

5

Ducks

2

(b) Kosher

Cattle

2

Calves

1

Young Lambs

5

Broilers

5

Hens

4

Turkeys

4

Ducks

3