HC Deb 08 May 1952 vol 500 cc53-4W
54. Mr. Odey

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in view of the infestation of Irish cattle with the warble fly, he will issue regulations so that these cattle may be treated with anti-warble fly dressing at their port of entry into this country, thereby reducing the spread of the warble fly in this country.

Sir T. Dugdale

The Warble Fly (Dressing of Cattle) Order of 1948 provides that infested cattle that come into the ownership of any person at any time during the dressing season (15th March-end June) shall be dressed within seven days. I am not satisfied that I should be justified in requiring all Irish cattle to be dressed at the port of entry to this country, especially as a similar order to ours operates in Northern Ireland and cattle from Eire are dressed at the port of embarkation.