HC Deb 11 May 1964 vol 695 cc5-6
6. Mr. Kitson

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many vaccinations with strain 19 were given in the last 12 months compared with the previous three years, respectively.

The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Mr. James Scott-Hopkins)

As the reply contains a number of figures, I will, with permission circulate a table in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Mr. Kitson

Would not my hon. Friend agree that we can be satisfied only when we have 100 per cent. inoculated with strain 19? Ought we not to consider working towards these lines, as they are now doing in Southern Ireland?

Mr. Scott-Hopkins

I am sure my hon. Friend will agree that 100 per cent. vaccination is a most estimable objective to attain, if we can. We are making progress towards this objective, but we have a long way to go.

Following are the figures:

Calendar Year Number of calves vaccinated under Official scheme
1960 421,665
1961 436,309
1962* 677,336
1963 582,919
* Vaccinations were given free as from 1st May, 1962.

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