§ Mr. BURNETT
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has completed his consideration of the report of the Cattle Diseases Committee of the Economic Advisory Council; and what steps he proposes to take with a view to the eradication of tuberculosis from dairy herds?
§ Sir G. COLLINS
The proposals contained in the report, which raises many important questions of policy, are continuing to receive my consideration in consultation with other Ministers concerned. As regards the second part of the question, I trust that the Attested Herds Scheme under Section 9 of the Milk Act, 1934, will have the effect of encouraging the eradication of tuberculosis from dairy herds. I can assure my hon. Friend that the Government attach great importance to the problem of dealing with this and other diseases of cattle.