HC Deb 26 January 1989 vol 145 cc720-1W
Dr. Godman

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether any inspections by his staff during 1987 and 1988 revealed the presence of salmonella on poultry farms; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

Twelve cases of salmonella in poultry units in Scotland were reported under the Zoonoses Order 1975 in 1987 and 21 in 1988. In each of these cases officers from the state veterinary service carried out a follow-up inspection.