Commons canteens 'served halal chicken'

Halal meat has been served in the House of Commons without MPs and staff being told, it emerged last night.

The Commons catering service used poultry slaughtered in accordance with Islamic law and customers were "not made aware", Sir Stuart Bell, representing the House of Commons Commission, said.

This year it emerged that halal meat was being served in many schools, hospitals and pubs without diners being told.

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In a written Commons question, Tory Greg Knight asked whether Commons canteens had served halal meat in the last year. Sir Stuart replied: "It has come to the attention of the House of Commons catering service that it has unknowingly received supplies of poultry slaughtered using pre-stun halal methods."