HC Deb 25 July 1960 vol 627 c82W
53. Mrs. Butler

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what research is being undertaken by his Department into the diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis; and when he expects to introduce tests Which are more reliable than those in use at present.

Mr. Hare

My Central Veterinary Laboratory is continually seeking ways to improve current techniques for diagnosing bovine tuberculosis. I am advised that the tuberculin test used in this country is one of the most accurate of biological tests. I cannot accept the inference that it is not reliable.

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