§ 17. Mr. Hawkins
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on the progress of the voluntary brucellosis eradication scheme.
§ Mr. Hawkins
But progess with the scheme depends upon a sufficient availability of sampling centres. Does not the Minister feel that, without a compulsory eradication scheme with compensation, his present scheme will spread over too many years and will damage the industry?
§ Sir A. V. Harvey
The figures which the Minister quoted are reasonably satisfactory, but progress is far too slow. Why is Britain dragging its feet behind Northern Ireland and Continental countries? There is real danger to the health of thousands of people in Britain because of the Minister's slow policy.