§ Mr. Canavan
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he is taking to seek to ascertain the subsequent health of cows sold in 1983 from two farms near Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire, the names of which are being supplied to him.
§ Mr. John MacKay
Following allegations about stock purchased from a dispersal sale at Househill farm, Larbert, in April 1983 visits were made to 18 farms by members of the State Veterinary Service. Some animal health problems typical of those affecting dairy cattle were encountered amongst the purchased animals but the majority were found to be in good health. I am not aware of similar allegations concerning Netherwood farm.