HL Deb 02 May 2001 vol 625 c89WA
The Countess of Mar

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they have considered Australian research into the antiviral, antibacterial and immune system enhancing properties of tea tree oil; and whether there is a possibility of tea tree oil products offering protection against foot and mouth disease for farm livestock. [HL1681]

The Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Baroness Hayman)

The Government are not aware of any scientific evidence to demonstrate the effectiveness of tea tree oil against foot and mouth disease.