HC Deb 26 June 1884 vol 289 c1416

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Whether, having regard to the great reduction effected in the number of animals affected with foot and-mouth disease, the Privy Council do not consider that the time has now come to put in force the provisions of the twenty-ninth section of "The Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act, 1878," which empower them to direct the slaughter of animals by particular local authorities, with compensation in all or any of such cases?


, in reply, said, that the local authorities of the four counties in which, so far as was known to the Privy Council, foot-and-mouth disease existed—namely, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, and Kent—had been asked to forward to the Privy Council without delay the exact number of animals diseased, and of the animals that had been in contact with them up to the present time. When that information was received the Privy Council would be in a better position to judge what course they should take in regard to the slaughter of animals.


asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Whether it is true that a cargo of Canadian cattle has arrived at Liverpool suffering from foot-and-mouth disease; and, if so, what steps the Government have taken?


I am glad to say that the report referred to is not true.