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S5W-14897: Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 26 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government when it will launch its consultation on the introduction of compulsory video recording of slaughter at abattoirs in order to aid the enforcement of welfare requirements by abattoir management and Food Standards Scotland, as outlined in its Programme for Government 2017-18.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 12 March 2018

As announced in the Programme for Government, the Scottish Government will consult, by the spring of 2018, on the introduction of compulsory video recording of slaughter at abattoirs in Scotland to aid enforcement of welfare requirements by abattoir management and Food Standards Scotland.