HC Deb 02 June 1964 vol 695 cc149-50W
50. Mr. K. Robinson

asked the Minister of Health how many outbreaks of typhoid fever in the last three years have been attributed to contaminated corned beef; if he is satisfied that present methods of inspection are adequate safeguards of the public health; what further steps he proposes to take; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Barber

Three in England and Wales. I am satisfied that the surveillance exercised by local authorities provides the best practicable safeguards to the public health.