HC Deb 29 November 1888 vol 331 cc506-7
MR. GURDON(for Sir EDWARD BIRKBECK) (Norfolk, E.) (Norfolk, Mid)

asked the Vice Chamberlain, Whether the attention of the Privy Council has been called to five outbreaks of pleuro-pneumonia in the County of Norfolk during the present month; whether four of these outbreaks originated in store cattle recently imported from Ireland; and, whether he will at once order further precautionary measures to be taken with regard to the removal of cattle landed from Ireland?


Six outbreaks of pleuro-pneumonia have been reported during this month in the County of Norfolk, and in four the Inspector states the animals were bought on Norwich Hill, and that they were Irish. The Chief Travelling Inspector has been engaged since Monday in making inquiries in Norfolk; but has not yet been able to ascertain when the cattle were exported from Ireland, or what markets they had been in previously to their arrival at Norwich. Owing to the very stringent measures which have been adopted by the Irish Government for extirpating the disease, Ireland is more free from pleuro-pneumonia than Great Britain.