§ 37. Mr. Whitelaw
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what evidence there is to suggest that initial outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease may be caused through the feeding of swill to pigs; and if he is satisfied that the existing regulations about the treatment of swill are adequate to prevent the spread of animal diseases by this means.
§ Mr. Godber
Of the 29 primary outbreaks confirmed this year, one is thought to have arisen out of feeding swill to pigs. I am satisfied that the Diseases of Animals (Waste Foods) Order, 1957, provides the most effective possible safeguard against the risk of infection from swill.