HC Deb 08 May 1952 vol 500 cc55-6W
69. Mr. Janner

asked the Minister of Agriculture what progress has been made in regard to the measures taken to combat fowl pest in this country.

Sir T. Dugdale

The measures being taken to combat fowl pest are resulting in a reduction of the incidence of the disease. In the first four months of 1952 there were 100 outbreaks of fowl pest in Great Britain affecting 13 counties, compared with 457 outbreaks, spread over 57 counties, in the same period last year.