§ 62. Mr. Dalyell
asked the Secretary of State for Defence, what research is being done for the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food on foot-and-mouth disease by the Microbiological Research Establishment at Porton.
§ Mr. Boyden
None directly on behalf of that Department, but the Establishment has been making studies for and in collaboration with the Animal Virus Research Institute into the survival of the foot-and-mouth disease virus in the atmosphere, the meteorological conditions favourable to its transmission and into the possibility of its transmission to animals by way of infected milk tankers.