HC Deb 17 February 1955 vol 537 cc69-70W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will consider putting into effect at an earlier date than suggested the proposal to dispense altogether with the clean area and instead to deal with outbreaks of fowl pest on an emergency basis, as in cases of foot-and-mouth disease.

Mr. Amory

I cannot at this stage forecast whether it will be possible to withdraw the clean area restrictions earlier than has already been announced, but the position will be kept under constant review.