HC Deb 28 June 1988 vol 136 c193W
Mr. Butler

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what assessment he has made of the danger to the United Kingdom pig industry posed by the accidental import of(a) swine vesicular disease and (b) Aujeszky's disease from infected organic material contained in United States domestic waste proposed to be dumped in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Donald Thompson

Swine vesicular disease has never been recorded in the United States of America. Aujeszky's disease does occur in the United States, but is not transmitted in meat.