23 April 1998
MLC suspends inspectors

THE Meat and Livestock Commission (MLC) has suspended four inspectors following allegations that false information was given about numbers of older cattle destroyed in a Welsh incinerator plant under the emergency BSE controls.

The allegations came to light at a public inquiry on Tuesday, in Wrexham, regarding a planning application to expand incinerators on the outskirts of the town.

The MLC said forms used by its employees in their internal procedures had been examined and appeared to show fewer carcasses destroyed than those arriving at the plant. The MLC monitors incinerator plants as agent for the Intervention Board.

  • The Daily Telegraph 23/04/98 page 9
  • The Guardian 23/04/98 page 6