10 May 1996

Inefficiency charge

CRITICISM of the Meat Hygiene Services inspection procedures within abattoirs has prompted MP Edward OHara (Lab, Knowsley South) to submit an early day motion.

Mr OHara said reports that fragments of spinal cord in beef carcases leaving slaughterhouses, having been stamped by an MHS inspector, was another demonstration of the inefficiency of the MHS, whose charges were crippling the fresh meat industry. &#42