HC Deb 07 December 1944 vol 406 c761W
Brigadier-General Clifton Brown

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that merchants are selling salt for agricultural purposes which has been used for preserving imported hides on board ships from the Argentine; and whether, in view of the fact that many of these hides are infected with foot-and-mouth disease, he will take steps to have this salt thrown away at the ports and not used on the land.

Mr. Hudson

There is no reason to suspect that outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease in this country have been caused by the use for agricultural purposes of salt previously used for preserving imported hides. In the circumstances, I do not think there is any necessity to take action on the lines suggested.