HC Deb 04 July 1983 vol 45 c48W
Mr. Campbell-Savours

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will list the precise locations of the three outbreaks of paramyxo virus in Cornwall; how many birds were involved; and if he will place in the Library notification of any further outbreak reported providing similar details.

Mrs. Fenner

The cases of paramyxo virus in racing pigeons diagnosed in the St. Austell and Redruth areas involve nearly 250 birds. A number of other possible outbreaks in these areas and elsewhere are under investigation. Details of premises affected by any animal, poultry or bird disease are not published.

For similar reasons I cannot undertake to place in the Library the details which the hon. Member has requested for any other outbreak but I shall certainly keep the House fully informed of developments in the disease situation.