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Slaughterhouses

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many abattoirs have closed in each of the last five years. (257421)

According to the Food Standards Agency, the total number of abattoirs in the United Kingdom that have ceased operating in each of the last five years is as shown in the following table:

Year

Number closed

2004

38

2005

29

2006

34

2007

23

2008

17