HC Deb 20 October 1972 vol 843 cc160-2W
Miss Quennell

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is satisfied with the progress of the campaign against Dutch elm disease; how many trees have been felled, to the nearest convenient date; how many infections yet remain to be cleared; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Mills

I understand that there is no sign of the epidemic being contained as yet. My right hon. Friend will however be reviewing the situation in the light of an up-to-date report which he expects to receive from the Forestry Commission within the next few days.