§ Mr. Latham
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when the report of the virus research unit at Pirbright on the presence of Aujeszky's disease in pig carcase meat came into his possession; what action he is taking on it; and when it will be made publicly available.
§ Mrs. Fenner
Our officials are aware of the conclusions of this study which confirms our earlier understanding, conveyed to producers' organisations, that the risk from importing pig meat derived from healthy pigs is insignificant. I understand that the full report prepared by the Animal Virus Research Institute at Pirbright has been submitted to a scientific journal for publication shortly.