HC Deb 12 December 1958 vol 597 c123W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he is aware that dipping is enforced for curing sheep scab in some counties, and not in others; and if he will arrange for this procedure to be standardised for the whole country.

Mr. Godber

For the past 20 years, local authorities have been allowed to decide for themselves whether to make sheep dipping regulations with a view to preventing the introduction or spread of sheep scab. My right hon. Friend sees no reason to alter the procedure, particularly as there has been no confirmed case of sheep scab in this country for over six years.