asked the Vice President of the Council, If it is correct that it was known in Newcastle-on-Tyne that foot and mouth disease existed there on the 18th of April; and if it is correct that the many outbreaks of this disease in the North of England are traceable to Newcastle Market; and, if he can inform the House from where the disease was imported?
§ MR. MUNDELLA
Sir, information was received from the Town Clerk of Newcastle-on-Tyne on the 20th ultimo that animals affected with foot-and-mouth disease were discovered in a lair in that borough on the night of April 18th. It is believed that those animals were brought from Stockton Market. Several outbreaks in the North of England have been reported, which are supposed to be due to infected animals brought from Newcastle-on-Tyne.