HC Deb 11 December 1967 vol 756 c34W
Miss Quennell

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether, in view of the need for farmers to have the latest possible accurate information on the daily outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease, he will instruct his Department to make such information known up till midnight each day.

Mr. Peart

Information on any new outbreak involving a change in an infected area or a new infected area is always available throughout the 24 hours. Full details of the latest disease situation are made available at 5 p.m. each day and cumulative figures of outbreaks since 5 p.m.. together with names of parishes, are issued at 8 p.m., 11.30 p.m., 6 a.m., and 12 noon.

I think that this fully meets the need.