HC Deb 20 December 1960 vol 632 cc148-9W
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.

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.

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