HC Deb 09 July 1973 vol 859 cc265-6W
Mr. Deakins

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the policy of Her Majesty's Government towards EEC Draft Council Decision R/726/73 about foot-and-mouth disease.

Mrs. Fenner

This decision, adopted on 26th March, provides for a stock of vaccine against types of foot-and-mouth disease which have not caused disease in Western Europe and against which the routine vaccination undertaken by mainland member States would be ineffective. This reserve will be produced and stored outside the territory of the Community. It will augment the action being taken by the FAO European Commission for the control of foot-and-mouth disease. The vaccine, if not needed in the Community, could be available to assist a third country. Provision for expenditure victions for driving offences on motorways there were per mile of motorway in 1960, 1965, 1970 and the most recent year for which figures are available.

Mr. Carlisle

Information is available only in relation to motorway offences, as follows:

in 1973 will be made in the supplementary budget to be published in the Official Journal, the contribution of the United Kingdom to actual expenditure amounting to some 81 per cent.