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Written Answers

Volume 477: debated on Friday 7 July 1950

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Written Answers To Questions

Friday, 7th July, 1950

Kenya (Sunflower Crop)

asked the Minister of Food what reports he has received from the Overseas Food Corporation as to the estimated yield per acre, and estimated price per ton of seed to be obtained from sunflowers grown at Kongwa.

As I told the hon. Member for Newbury (Mr. Hurd) on 19th June, the Overseas Food Corporation expect to be able to publish a preliminary report on yields shortly. The sale of sunflower seed is part of the Corporation's ordinary commercial transactions and it would not be appropriate for me to give details of this sort.

Vaccine Lymph

asked the Minister of Health how many doses of vaccine lymph can be obtained from its manufacture in the skin of a single sheep.

asked the Minister of Health whether the lymph issued by the Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine was originally derived from smallpox matter.

It has been found impossible to trace the seed strain concerned back to its origin, though it is known to have been imported from Cologne in 1907.

Disability Pension (Personal Case)

asked the Minister of Pensions when Mr. J. H. Hermon, 57 Northfield End, Henley-on-Thames, will receive a notification of the result of his application for a disability pension in March last.

I am sorry that there has been some delay in settling Mr. Hermon's claim for pension for disablement arising from his service in the 1939 war. He was asked to supply further information and one of my welfare officers who recently visited him has ascertained that all the information may be expected shortly. When this is received his claim will be fully investigated and a decision notified quickly.