HC Deb 24 November 1884 vol 294 c281

In reply to Mr. CLARE READ,


said, that there had been an outbreak of cattle disease at Newstead Abbey. A communication was received from the local authority, and three Inspectors went down. The local authority consented to the slaughter of 39 cattle. He was sorry to say a second outbreak occurred about a mile off, and five cattle were attacked. The Inspector, who was especially cognizant of this part of the subject, had not yet made up his mind as to the probable origin of the outbreaks. He was without information as to whether the local authority would consent to slaughter in the second case.


asked whether it was certain that it was foot-and-mouth disease?


said, that in the first case there was no doubt whatever.