THE Meat and Livestock Commission has suspended four inspection staff assigned to a Wrexham incineration plant.
The move follows the discovery of alleged discrepancies between records of the number of cattle arriving at the plant received by the Intervention Board, and the number recorded as destroyed on the commissions paperwork.
Cluttons Agriculture is licensed to destroy up to 30 confirmed BSE cases and OTMS casualty cattle a day in two incinerators. Irregularities were revealed by Wrexham Council leader Malcolm King at a public inquiry into an application by the company to commission a third incinerator on its site.
He said MLC records indicated that the company had received, and made claims for payment on, more cattle than the commissions records showed had been incinerated. *