HC Deb 22 November 1956 vol 560 cc96-7W
33. Mr. Donnelly

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to make a statement on the circumstances in which foot and mouth disease has been brought into Great Britain through imported carcases of beef.

Mr. Amory

As I said in reply to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Arundel and Shoreham (Captain Kerby) on 29th October, in many of the primary outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease in this country there is evidence that livestock have been in contact with raw meat or bones from South American carcases.