HC Deb 27 April 1944 vol 399 cc931-2
49. Rear-Admiral Beamish

asked the Minister of Agriculture how far the sus- pension of the Warble Fly Order has resulted in deterioration of hides; and what prospects there are of obtaining supplies of the dressing powder for resuming the treatment of cattle.

Mr. Hudson

I have no information to show the effect of the suspension of the Warble Fly Order on the amount of damage caused to hides by warbles. As regards the second part of the Question, there are good prospects that next year there will be appreciable quantities of the powder available for dressing warbled beasts.

Rear-Admiral Beamish

Is my right hon. Friend aware that apart from damage to hides, which can easily be ascertained by making inquiries, great distress is caused to cattle by this fly, which causes them to stampede?

Mr. Hudson

The powder to deal with this fly is used very largely for horticultural purposes, and also by the Army for de-lousing.

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