THE news that CCTV will now be compulsory in all slaughterhouses in England has been welcomed by Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage.
Legislation will be introduced in 2018, coming into force in the spring.
All slaughterhouses will be required to comply following an adjustment period of up to six months.
Ms Dinenage said: ‘This is a really positive step that demonstrates the government’s continued commitment to ensuring that as we leave the EU, we retain and enhance our high standards of animal welfare.
‘This is an issue many of my constituents understandably feel strongly about.’