§ Sir L. Plummer
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will now permit the free movement of pigs from registered vaccinated herds through areas infected with swine fever.
The movement of pigs, whether or not from registered vaccinated herds, through swine fever infected districts is permitted, provided they go by rail and are not untrucked within the district. This arrangement does not apply to journeys beginning within infected districts. Much as I should like to make a concession for pigs from registered vaccinated herds, this would require a comprehensive system of individual marking and certification, which is not feasible under a scheme of this kind.