HC Deb 29 March 1955 vol 539 c25W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Minister of Agriculture what standard he requires to be reached in voluntary attestation before the county of Kent can be included in the free testing area for the eradication of tuberculosis.

Mr. Amory

I do not require any precise standard to be reached, but counties with a comparatively high level of voluntary attestation are normally selected for inclusion in free-testing areas before counties with a lower record. At present about 50 per cent. of the cattle in Kent are attested, whereas the average in the Southern counties recently made a free testing area was 65 per cent.