HC Deb 12 July 1983 vol 45 c315W
Mr. Gareth Wardell

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will consider encouraging a vaccination programme to be undertaken in the event of further outbreaks of Newcastle disease.

Mrs. Fenner

No outbreaks of Newcastle disease have been confirmed in this country since 1978. As regards the use of vaccine in relation to paramyxovirus in racing pigeons, I refer the hon. Member to my reply today to the hon. Member for Workington (Mr. Campbell-Savours).