HC Deb 02 June 1881 vol 261 c1886

asked the Vice President of the Council, Whether it is true that a cargo of nearly three hundred oxen from Boston have been landed at Glasgow affected with foot-and-mouth disease; and, whether effectual steps have been taken to prevent the spread of the disease so imported?


in reply, said, he regretted to inform the noble Viscount that yesterday he had received information that a cargo of cattle corresponding very much to the description given in the noble Viscount's Question had been landed in Glasgow in a very diseased state, and that the Department had issued instructions for the isolation and slaughter of the cattle, and for the disinfection of all the person who had had any access to them. It was hoped that by those measures they would succeed in preventing the spread of any infection.