Muslims to sue over prison meat
The Government is being sued over the contamination of halal meat in prisons, Prisons Minister Jeremy Wright confirmed yesterday.
He told MPs that a "small number" of claims have been filed and would be "robustly defended where appropriate".
A number of halal meat pies and pasties supplied to jails were found to contain traces of pork, which Muslims are forbidden from eating.
McColgan Quality Foods in Co Tyrone was identified as the source of the contamination.