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Fowl Pest

Volume 437: debated on Tuesday 13 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Agriculture if he is satisfied that the veterinary staff is adequate in research stations to investigate suspected cases of poultry pest properly; and what steps he is taking to improve the position.

Yes, Sir; but I am satisfied that in the majority of cases there is now no necessity to send carcases to research stations for examination. I am accordingly making arrangements for suspected outbreaks of fowl pest to be investigated by veterinary inspectors stationed in the area.