HC Deb 01 February 1974 vol 868 c167W
Mr. Roderick

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he he will increase the numbers of staff who carry out veterinary inspections of animals coming into Great Britain so as to improve safeguards against disease.

Mrs. Fenner

All farm animals, dogs and cats and most other mammals are subject to import restriction. All ruminating animals and swine are inspected immediately on arrival in Great Britain by Ministry veterinary inspectors and from certain countries are also quarantined. Dogs, cats and mammals subject to rabies control must be quarantined on arrival. It is not, therefore, necessary for purposes of disease safeguards to increase veterinary inspection of animals coming into Great Britain.