asked the Minister of Health what progress has been made in the licencing of T.T. dairy herds in the county of Norfolk during the past two years; how many herds have been placed on the T.T. register and the number of animals involved; and how many are now testing for T.T. grade.
I am informed that the numbers of tuberculin tested milk producers' licences issued by the Norfolk County Council on 31st March for the years 1943, 1944 and 1945 were 63, 105 and 161 respectively, and that the present figure is 183. No information is available regarding the number of cows at present in licensed tuberculin tested herds in Norfolk, but I understand that the number last December was approximately 6,418. The number of applications for new licences before the county council is stated to be 16.