HC Deb 03 March 1909 vol 1 c1558W

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he has reason to believe that the disinfectants used by the Board for treating premises with which animals infected with swine fever have come in contact are ineffectual; and, if the answer be in the affirmative, whether he will now consider the propriety of providing by Law for the standardisation of disinfectants?


The matter referred to in the first part of the question is one for the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries. As regards the latter part, I may say that the standardisation of disinfectants is a subject of great difficulty, and that experts differ in opinion with regard to it. I do not think it would be practicable to deal with it at the present time.