asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they conducted a survey of the effectiveness of measures of inspection at slaughterhouses before deciding to establish the National Meat Hygiene Service; and, if so, whether they publish the results of that survey.
Yes. Agriculture and Health Ministers commissioned a report in April 1991 on alternative methods of organising meat inspection and hygiene controls in fresh meat, poultry and game meat plants. The report, entitled Review of Fresh Meat Hygiene Enforcement in Great Britain, was published in June 1991. A copy has been placed in the Library of the House.