HC Deb 24 March 1884 vol 286 cc602-3

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is a fact, as stated in The Irish Times of the 19th instant, that at present not a single case of foot and mouth disease exists in Ireland; and, if he will State how many animals have been slaughtered in order to stamp out the disease; the amount of compensation paid to the owners; and out of what fund the compensation came?


Sir, it is a fact that there is not at present a single case of foot-and-mouth disease existing in Ireland. In order to stamp out the disease four animals were slaughtered. The amount of compensation to be paid to the owners is £71. The carcases sold for £28; and the balance is chargeable in equal proportions on the General Cattle Diseases Fund and the local rates of the union in which the animals were slaughtered.