HC Deb 20 December 1955 vol 547 c303W
Mr. Llewellyn

asked the Minister of Agriculture. Fisheries and Food whether he will make a statement concerning the incidence of fowl pest in South Wales and other affected counties; and how far Christmas supplies of birds are likely to be affected.

Mr. Amory

The following table shows the number of outbreaks of fowl pest in South Wales and elsewhere in November and up to 18th December. They should not have any significant effect on Christmas supplies of poultry.

November December Total
Brecknock Nil 12 12
Carmarthen Nil 6 6
Glamorgan Nil 23 23
Monmouth Nil 51 51
Essex 20 11 31
Hereford Nil 11 11
Lancashire 66 20 86
Norfolk 52 12 64
Rest of England and Wales 21 27 48
Scotland Nil Nil Nil
Totals for Great Britain 159 173 332