§ The Earl of Caithness
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What research has been done since the 1968 outbreak of foot and mouth disease into the effect of quicklime; and whether it preserves carcasses. [HL1702]
§ Baroness Hayman
Veterinary advice is that quicklime should not be used because it will act to preserve carcasses if there is not enough water present. Carcasses will decompose naturally underground.