§ 100. Mr. Arbuthnot
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to place in the Library of the House of Commons the Report of the Agricultural Research Council which led him to propose the banning of the administration of antibiotics to laying poultry stock.
§ Mr. Godber
It has been Government policy since 1953 to discourage the use of antibiotics in feedingstuffs for laying poultry stock. The Agricultural and Medical Research Councils are undertaking a comprehensive review of the use of antibiotics in feedingstuffs generally. They have advised that, until the results of this review are available, it would be highly undesirable to recommend any extension of the use of antibiotics in animal feedingstuffs.