HL Deb 02 May 2001 vol 625 c90WA
The Earl of Caithness

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What research has been done since the 1968 outbreak of foot and mouth disease into the effect of quicklime; and whether it preserves carcasses. [HL1702]

Baroness Hayman

Veterinary advice is that quicklime should not be used because it will act to preserve carcasses if there is not enough water present. Carcasses will decompose naturally underground.