HC Deb 15 December 1960 vol 632 c592
56. Mrs. White

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the results of the investigation into the disease which has led to the destruction of a herd of nearly 2,000 pigs at the farm of Mr. Coggins, Bangor-on-Dee.

Mr. Vane

Swine fever was confirmed in this herd on 8th December. When I have full details of the outbreak, I will write to the hon. Member.

Mrs. White

Is the Minister aware that this herd has been a registered herd for four years, taking the vaccines supplied by his Department and, in spite of vaccination, 600 pigs died and the rest had to be slaughtered? Will he assure us that a very full investigation indeed will be made in these circumstances?

Mr. Vane

This herd is a very well-known one, but I think there would be little purpose in trying to comment before I am in possession of all the information.