HC Deb 07 June 1972 vol 838 cc103-4W
Mr. Peter Rees

asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he is satisfied with the lairage conditions prior to the export of animals from the port of Dover and with the provisions for the disinfecting of lorries on their return to England; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Mills

I am satisfied with conditions in lairages at Dover, two of which I visited recently. In regard to the disinfection of lorries, as my hon. Friend is aware from recent correspondence, this problem is not easy to resolve, but we are continuing to seek a solution.

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