It has been confirmed to us by the media that the decision taken by Lancashire County Council on the on the 26th October 2017 not to provide meat (except poultry) unless the animal has been stunned before it was slaughtered to council establishments has been quashed. Following a legal challenge from the Lancashire Council of Mosques. As such the matter will have to be considered afresh.
The decision taken by the council was a free vote, but became controversial as many councillors at the time challenged its legality and asked that the council take legal advice before the decision was taken.
Cllr John Fillis, Labour Deputy Leader, said “This is the third time in less than a year that actions by this chaotic Conservative Administration have been deemed illegal and they have been forced to reconsider. This incompetence is costing the people of Lancashire more and more money, which is being taken from their vital services.”
“Lancashire County Council has now become a joke and it’s not surprising that we have had problem recruiting senior managers, resulting in payments of £1,125 a day to an Executive Director for an interim administration.”
“It’s chaos within the council at the present time and no one knows what or when this issue will be brought back to be re considered. All we do know is that there is something seriously wrong with this Conservative Administration. We have and will continue to offer are support for the good of Lancashire People, but so far these offers have been rejected.”
“We can only wait to see who Cllr Driver blames for this u-turn.”