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Fowl Pest

Volume 484: debated on Friday 2 March 1951

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asked the Minister of Agriculture if he is now in a position to state what fresh measures he contemplates to prevent the spread of fowl pest.

I do not contemplate any major change in the control measures outlined in the statement that I made on 25th January, though a number of steps have been taken to increase their efficacy and others may be found to be desirable in the light of experience. There is reason to hope that these measures are being effective in checking the spread of fowl pest and that it will be possible to bring the disease under control. My Department will continue to give publicity to the fact that it is still of vital importance that all poultry keepers should take strict precautions to prevent the infection of their flocks; that they should keep a close watch for any sign of illness amongst their birds; and that they should immediately report any suspicious symptoms to the authorities.