HC Deb 06 March 1958 vol 583 c142W
73. Sir J. Duncan

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a protest to the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia against the proposed ban on the importation of livestock into Australia from the United Kingdom in view of the fact that there is no record of blue-tongue disease in this country.

Mr. John Hare

I understand that the proposal is to impose a total prohibition of imports of ruminant animals from all sources so as to give Australia complete protection against blue tongue. This matter has now been taken up with the Australian authorities.