HC Deb 28 October 1954 vol 531 cc2131-2
44. Major Anstruther-Gray

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether any recurrence of disease among Landrace pigs has now been reported.

Mr. Nugent

Since 1st July, one further outbreak of infectious atrophic rhinitis has been confirmed in Landrace pigs in Cheshire, bringing the total to date in Great Britain to four, one of which was in Fife.

Major Anstruther-Gray

May we take it that time enough has now elapsed for us to be reasonably confident that there will not be further outbreaks of this disease among Landrace pigs?

Mr. Nugent

It is early to give a conclusive reply, but progress is very encouraging.