§ 94. Mr. Boothby
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will in future prohibit the import of cattle to Scotland from any country, including England, in which an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease has been confirmed.
§ Mr. Nugent
The importation of cattle into Great Britain is prohibited except from a few specified countries which are normally free of foot-and-mouth disease. The importation of cattle from those countries would be prohibited if necessary should an outbreak of the disease be confirmed. My right hon. and gallant Friend has power to control the movement of cattle within Great Britain and will continue to use it to prevent the spread of disease.