HC Deb 21 February 1973 vol 851 c95W
10. Mr. W. H. K. Baker

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is satisfied with current progress made with the brucellosis eradication scheme; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Buchanan-Smith

Good progress is being made. Two-thirds of eligible herds have joined the voluntary schemes and about half of our cattle are already accredited. We have been able to start with compulsory eradication over a wide area of the country and we have announced plans for the progressive extension of this area.