HC Deb 28 July 1927 vol 209 c1433
22. Mr. HURD

asked the Minister of Health whether steps are taken to prevent grain passing into consumption from ships which are certified to contain vermin infected with bubonic plague, e.g., certain ships now in or entering the Port of London; and, if not, what is the reason?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative, and to the second, because there is no evidence that the infection of plague can be conveyed by means of the consumption of grain.


Does my right hon. Friend agree that it is rather desirable that this vermin should be crawling over the food of the people?


That is quite a different question.