HC Deb 17 April 1885 vol 297 cc22-3

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Whether there are at the present time any cases of foot and mouth disease at, or in the neighbourhood of, Bremen, Geestemünde, or any of the other German cattle exporting ports; and, if so, whether he will forthwith impose the necessary restrictions on the importation of live animals from such ports?


No cases of foot-and-mouth disease are known to exist at or in the neighbourhood of any German ports from which animals are sent to this country. Information has been received from the Consul at Hamburg that two cattle were found to be affected and were slaughtered at once on the 11th instant. All the sound animals in the infected place were likewise slaughtered, and the export of animals to England from Hamburg was at once prohibited by the German Government. We have requested the German Government to communicate with us before they propose to re-open the port of Hamburg.