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Newcastle Disease

Volume 884: debated on Wednesday 22 January 1975

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what has been the quarterly number of outbreaks of Newcastle disease in the past two years; and what representations have been made for and consideration given to a scheme for disease eradication.

Outbreaks reported in Great Britain are as follows:

1st January—31st March3916
1st April—30th June3113
1st July—30th September13
1st October—31st December33
The British Veterinary Association has advocated disease eradication but we have received no other representations. Vaccines are widely available and are effective in containing the disease.