HC Deb 22 July 1913 vol 55 c1866

asked whether the length of the pupal stage of the acarus of sheep scab has yet been ascertained as the result of scientific investigation; if so, whether there is now a prospect of stamping out this disease altogether in Great Britain; and, if not, what, steps are being taken by the Board to prosecute further investigation and research into this matter?


My right hon. Friend is advised that there is no pupal stage in the life-history of the acarus of sheep scab. The habits of the acarus are being carefully investigated at the Board's laboratory, and although progress has necessarily been slow there is good reason to hope that the disease will be eradicated.