HC Deb 14 October 1946 vol 427 c115W
81. Colonel Gomme-Duncan

asked the Minister of Agriculture why orders and regulations regarding foot and mouth and other animal diseases in Scotland are issued by the Minister of Agriculture and not by the Secretary of State for Scotland.

Mr. T. Williams

The Orders in question are made under the Diseases of Animals Acts, the administration of which throughout Great Britain is vested in one Minister because of the special importance of unified control in these matters.