§ Mr. de Freitas
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will use his powers under the Brucellosis Melitensis Order to sanction compulsory slaughter and compensation for herds diagnosed as suffering from this disease.
§ Mr. Soames
The use of these powers was discontinued in 1956 because it was no longer thought to be necessary on public health grounds. I do not think I should be justified in singling out this form of brucella infection for special treatment.