§ Mr. Brocklebank-Fowler
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will now consider introducing a slaughter and compensation policy for Aujesky's disease, in view of the substantial risk of the disease spreading to epidemic levels as a result of a vaccine policy.
§ Mr. Wiggin
We shall decide what action to take in the light of the information received as a result of making the 359W disease notifiable and from the comprehensive surveys which are being undertaken.
No plans have been formulated to introduce a vaccination policy. The veterinary service is considering the experimental use of inactivated vaccine under rigidly controlled conditions as one of the means of controlling the disease.