§ Mr. Maxwell-Hyslop
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he is taking to prevent the outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Denmark from spreading to the United Kingdom.
§ Mrs. Fenner
In close collaboration with the Danish authorities, we kept the situation under close review following confirmation of the first outbreak of the disease on the island of Funen. In the light of subsequent developments we decided on 25 March to stop imports of susceptible animals and meat and meat products from Funen. Common measures were agreed on 30 March by the European Commission and member States, applying comparable arrangements throughout the Community. Future action will depend on the course of the disease.