HC Deb 30 October 1975 vol 898 cc574-5W
47. Sir J. Langford-Holt

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what compensation will be paid to farmers for loss of ewes in lamb as a result of their compliance with his dipping orders.

Mr. Strang

None. The orders requiring dipping are aimed at the eradication of sheep scab and are entirely in the interests of the sheep industry. The ingredients of dips approved for sheep scab have no adverse effects on ewes in lamb, but as a matter of good husbandry it is advisable that all pregnant sheep should be handled as quietly and gently as possible during the dipping operation.

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