HC Deb 19 December 1955 vol 547 c260W
107. Mr. Dye

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he proposes to take to prevent the spread of fowl pest from the premises of poultry dealers and slaughterers who, in some cases, have been responsible for the dissemination of infection over a large part of the country.

Mr. Amory

With the co-operation of the local authorities and others concerned, my Department has already been able to deal satisfactorily with some of the worst centres of infection. Action on these lines is continuing, and I am considering urgently whether further powers are needed; if they are I shall take them.