§ Sir A. Hurd
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he is yet in a position to say what further steps are to be taken shortly towards the eradication of animal diseases.149W
§ Mr. Soames
Following on the successful campaign against bovine tuberculosis, the Government have decided in principle to introduce a compulsory slaughter policy with compensation against swine fever and to offer free vaccination of female calves against contagious abortion. A further announcement will be made after details have been discussed with the interested organisations.