HC Deb 27 January 1967 vol 739 cc375-6W
Mr. Garrett

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will make a further statement on his proposal to ask scientific experts to consider the problems arising in connection with the rare occurrence of a human case of foot-and-mouth disease.

Mr. Peart

Yes, I am glad to say that Professor J. W. Howie, Director of the Public Health Laboratory Service, and Sir William Weipers, Director of Veterinary Education and Professor of Veterinary Surgery, Glasgow, have agreed to consider and report to my right hon. Friend, the Minister of Health and me on the problems which I referred to in the debate on the Adjournment on 18th January, namely whether the rare occurence of a human case of this disease presents any problems on diagnosis, or necessitates any additional precautions to prevent spread of infection.