HC Deb 28 January 1954 vol 522 c267W
89. Mr. Hurd

asked the Minister of Agriculture to what extent myxomatosis has now spread in this country; what are the areas concerned; and when he expects to receive the recommendations of the Carrington Committee.

Sir T. Dugdale

Since the first outbreak was diagnosed at Edenbridge, Kent, on 13th October last, nine further outbreaks of myxomatosis in wild rabbits have been confirmed in Kent, East Sussex, Essex and East Suffolk. There has been no appreciable local spread of the disease from any of the centres of infection, which are mainly near the coast. I expect to receive recommendations from the Carrington Committee before the end of March.