HC Deb 10 March 1955 vol 538 cc75-6W
60. Mr. Hurd

asked the Minister of Agriculture if, in view of the heavy losses which the pig industry is suffering through virus pneumonia, he will provide, without stint, the funds and other facilities required for full-scale research into this disease at Cambridge and elsewhere.

Mr. Nugent

I fully recognise the importance of this disease and of finding effective means of dealing with it. A great deal of work is already being done, and the Agricultural Research Council is to consider the programme for further research on 15th March. The limiting factor, if there is one, is likely to be scientific manpower rather than lack of funds.