This is part of a commitment to improve animal welfare in countryside communities. According to the British Veterinary Association President, closer monitoring of slaughterhouses through the use of closed-circuit television (CCTV) would help foster a “culture of compassion”. The footage would be available to vets from the Food Standards Agency, who enforce animal welfare standards in slaughterhouses.
In 2017 the government undertook a consultation on their proposal to make CCTV mandatory in all slaughterhouses. After gaining the support of 99% of respondents, the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, stated that the policy would be passed to legislators in early 2018 . The legislation was laid in Parliament in February 2018, and came into force in May 2018.
This is a clear case of a policy being ‘done’. The promise was to make CCTV mandatory, and it is now a legal requirement.