HC Deb 17 March 1882 vol 267 cc1141-2

asked the Vice President of the Council, Whether it is true that there is a considerable amount of foot and mouth disease in the county of Cornwall; and, whether it has spread into the county of Devon; and, if so, whether the Privy Council have taken any steps to prevent the disease becoming general?


There are still a few cases of foot-and-mouth disease in the Western Division of Cornwall, and the Privy Council have included them all in one infected area. The Eastern Division is entirely free from disease. There have recently been one or two outbreaks in the county of Devon, and the Privy Council at once declared infected areas in each case. The disease is not spreading, but, on the contrary, is steadily declining. The number of outbreaks for the past 10 weeks of the present year, for the whole of England and Wales, is only 289, as against 1,659 in the corresponding period last year.