§ Mr. McQuarrie
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will issue a ban on all imports of fresh pork from countries where Aujezky's disease is endemic, in order to protect the British pig producers.
§ Mrs. Fenner
I am satisfied that imports of fresh pigmeat from countries where Aujezky's disease is endemic do not represent a significant health risk to the national pig herd, provided that the pigmeat has been obtained from pigs slaughtered in an approved slaughterhouse in the country of origin and found to be healthy. This is a standard health requirement of our import rules.