HC Deb 26 June 1990 vol 175 c206W
Mr. Matthew Taylor

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food under what circumstances animal diseases for which there exist no practicable diagnostic tests are made notifiable; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Maclean

There are a number of factors to be considered in determining whether a disease should be made notifiable, including any implications it may have for public and or animal health and whether it is amenable to diagnosis, either in the field or in the laboratory.