HC Deb 03 May 1883 vol 278 c1710

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Whether, with a view to extending the knowledge of the localities where foot and mouth disease is prevalent, and of the increase or decrease of the disease, and of thus diminishing the chances of its importation from infected counties, he will arrange that a weekly statement of the centres of disease, in the various counties in England, Scotland, and Ireland, shall be forwarded to the local authorities in each county?


Sir, a list of the districts in which the existence of disease has been reported with full particulars as to the number of outbreaks and of animals attacked is published in The London Gazette every Friday evening for the information of local authorities and others interested. A similar return of infected districts in Ireland is published in The Dublin Gazette every Friday. The Privy Council could not undertake to send copies of the publications to all local authorities, between 400 and 500 in number.