Early last year Mr Turner wrote to Island supermarkets asking whether they sold Halal or Kosher meat, in which animals are killed by a single cut to the throat and bleed to death without being pre-stunned. This follows after the issue had been raised with him by a large number of Islanders. Mr Turner found some responses were unclear and contradictory.
Philip Davies, the MP for Shipley, yesterday asked for leave to bring the Bill before Parliament; however unfortunately the proposal was narrowly voted down, losing by three votes.
Mr Turner said yesterday: “I was surprised that a proposal for clear food labelling was opposed.
“We attempted to bring forward the proposal under a Ten Minute Rule Bill – these only rarely become law, but can raise the profile of an issue. They are often unopposed, so I am most disappointed that this one, which so many people would agree with, cannot move forward at this time. However, I am sure this issue will be raised again and I will work with MPs of all parties to take it forward when it is.”Picture: Andrew Turner