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Meat Hygiene Services: Veterinary Services

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 1 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what private companies provided official veterinary services to the Meat Hygiene Service (MHS) in 2007-08; and what the cost to the MHS of the services of each such company was in that year. (200906)

The private companies who provided official veterinary services to the Meat Hygiene Service (MHS) in 2007-08 are shown as follows:

Paragon Veterinary Group

Skeldale Veterinary Centre

John Highet Ltd.

Lanes Vet Group

Midforest Veterinary Practice

Oaksford and Birch

Lawrence VMH Ltd.

G and P. J. Nute

Crescent Veterinary Clinic

Old Court Veterinary Practice

Hook Norton Veterinary Surgeon

The Avenue Veterinary Centre

Quarry Veterinary Service

Michael Gratton

Mount Services Wellington Ltd.

Jeffrey Kidner

Acorn Vets Ltd.

Paws Veterinary Health Centre

E.L.L. Williams

F C I: Food Consultancy and Inspection

Bodrwnsiwn Veterinary Group

Bellevue Veterinary Group

The Crofts Veterinary Centre

Patrick A. Boyd

Southern Isles Veterinary Practice

Armac Veterinary Group

Onevet and Co.

Carrick Veterinary Centre

Hygiene Audit Ltd.

Malcolm J. Wheeler

Conanvet

McTaggart Veterinary Group

Miller and Swann Veterinary Surgeons

Strathspey Vets

Deveron Veterinary Surgeons

Hector A. Low

S. A. Goodall

Eville and Jones Ltd.

Lerwick Veterinary Practice

Clyde Veterinary Group

County Veterinary Group

Fenton Veterinary Centre

Harbit and Ryder

Cranley John

Carmarthen Veterinary Centre Ltd.

VMHS Ltd.

Willows Veterinary Group

The Corporation of London

Perriferell Veterinary Services

Raoul Dowding Veterinary Surgeons

Scotvet OVS Services

STA Vets

ARO Co. Ltd.

AKER

Gordon Laboratory Group Ltd.

Hallmark Meat Hygiene Ltd.

Grants Veterinary Services Ltd.

The MHS is unable to disclose the cost of individual contracts because that information is commercially sensitive. The total cost to the MHS of contracting private companies to provide official veterinary services in 2007-08 was £20.9 million.