HC Deb 01 May 1952 vol 499 c104W
65. Mr. Hay

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will exempt exhibition pigeons from the provisions of the Poultry Pens, Fittings and Receptacles (Disinfection) Order, 1952 (S.I., 1952, No. 437).

Sir T. Dugdale

No. Although pigeons do not often contract fowl pest, they are susceptible to the disease, and my veterinary advisers consider it very desirable that the receptacles in which they have been conveyed to exhibitions shall be cleansed and disinfected in the same way as other poultry receptacles.