HC Deb 01 May 1885 vol 297 cc1323-4

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Whether it is correct that an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease has occurred at Kelleythorpe, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, as announced in The Times of Tuesday last; and, if so, whether the origin of the outbreak is known; and, whether the further report in The Times of yesterday of another outbreak at Hale, in Lancashire, is correct; and, if so, whether the origin of that outbreak is known?


an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease was reported on Monday, April 27, on a farm at Kelloy-thorpe, near Driffield, in a herd of 140 cattle, of which 23 were reported to be affected. The sick animals are now nearly recovered, and no extension of the disease has occurred. The origin of the outbreak is not known. In reference to the alleged outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease at Hale, it appears that the disease is pleuro-pneumonia, which was detected in a herd of 75 cattle on the 24th of April. One animal is reported to have been attacked.


asked whether the published statement was true, that an outbreak of pleuropneumonia had occurred in Boston, and that 140 cattle had had to be destroyed, involving a loss of £2,800?


I am not sure as to the number; and I would rather the hon. and gallant Gentleman would give me Notice of the Question.