HC Deb 18 November 1957 vol 578 c2W
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.

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