HC Deb 05 March 1958 vol 583 c137W
Sir J. Barlow

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he is now able to say what action he proposes to take on the proposed plan of the Milk Marketing Board to import Charollais bulls into this country.

Mr. John Hare

In view of the present incidence of foot-and-mouth disease in France, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland and I have decided that no importation can be permitted for the time being. The question of permitting a limited importation for experimental purposes will be reviewed early next year in the light of all the circumstances then prevailing.