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Livestock (Antibiotics)

Volume 640: debated on Thursday 18 May 1961

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he expects to receive the report of the Agricultural Research Council and the Medical Research Council into the law relating to the use of antibiotics in rations for ruminant animals.

The functions of the Joint Committee set up by the two Councils to study the possible consequences of the feeding of antibiotics are not restricted to ruminants, but cover all farm livestock. I understand from the Councils that the Committee is still at work and they cannot say when its report will be available.