Correspondence and papers regarding BSE and Scrapie

Scope and Content

Scrapie is a fatal degenerative disease which affects sheep and goats. Includes correspondence between Ferguson-Smith, Dr Stephen Dealler, Mrs Margaret Beckett, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Stephen Farrar, and Elliot Morley, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State concerning Government policy on BSE, an article on scrapie provisions published in the Farmers Guardian, and concerns over the transmission of BSE to national sheep flock.