§ 18. Lieut.-Colonel Bromley-Davenport
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether fowl typhoid is a notifiable disease under his regulations.
One of the main reasons is that the symptoms are by no means easy to recognise. The other reasons are so technical that I could not give them now, but I will write to my hon. and gallant Friend if he would like me to do so.
§ Lieut.-Colonel Bromley-Davenport
But should not this highly infectious and lethal disease be notifiable? Cannot it be carried for miles and miles by wild birds? Is it not causing great harm to our livestock?
I should have no hesitation whatever in making it notifiable if I thought that it would achieve the end we all want, which is to eradicate the disease. I think I had better write to my hon. and gallant Friend about it.