Halal meat row: Ministers will consider labelling if there is 'widespread demand'
Ministers say they will consider compulsory labelling for halal meat if there is 'widespread demand' and it is done across Europe
Compulsory labelling of halal meat could be supported by the government if it is enforced by the European Union, a minister has said.
Jenny Willott, a Liberal Democrat minister, said the government will consider introducing a ban if a European study finds that there is "widespread demand" from customers.
Her comments came after Philip Davies, a Conservative MP, tabled an amendment in the Commons for compulsory labelling of meat. His amendment was defeated by 281 votes to 17.
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