HC Deb 22 February 1989 vol 147 c661W
Mr. Ron Davies

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make it his policy to commission research into the epidemiology of salmonella enteritidis in free-range flocks of laying hens.

Mr. Donald Thompson

[holding answer 16 February 1989]: Cultural and serological findings from the veterinary laboratory are providing epidemiological information on salmonella enteritidis in poultry. A specific research project at the central veterinary laboratory is being formulated and the results are likely to have application to all laying hens.

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