§ Sir Peter Mills
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what research is being done by his Department into the uses of coloured sheep dips to be used in order to identify sheep that have been dipped or not against sheep scab; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Fenner
Work is being undertaken at the central veterinary laboratory to try to identify a coloured dye for this purpose which will not result in discoloured wool when sheared and washed. Consultations have taken place with interested organisations, including the British Wool Marketing Board, about the possible use of such dyes.