§ 74. Mr. Willey
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what changes he proposes to make in the Registered Vaccinated Herds Scheme for Pigs; and when he proposes to make these changes.
§ Mr. Soames
I propose to tighten the conditions of the membership of the scheme so that registered vaccinated herds will be better protected against swine fever. Each pig will have to be marked for identity before vaccination: breeders will have to keep newly-purchased pigs in isolation both before and after vaccination and there will be periodical inspections by my veterinary officers to see that the conditions are observed.
The date of introduction of the new scheme is still under consideration.