§ SIR J. PEASE (Durham, Barnard Castle)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture if he can state the number of cases of outbreak of pleuro-pneumonia in Great Britain, the number of diseased cattle slaughtered, the number of healthy cattle slaughtered, and the amount of compensation paid 290 and salvage received for slaughtered animals, since the carrying out of the orders has been in the hands of the Board of Agriculture; and whether he can state the similar figures for the corresponding period of last year, when the execution of the orders was in the hands of the Local Authorities?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE (Mr. CHAPLIN,) Lincolnshire, Sleaford
From September 1, 1890, to May 31, 1891, 216 outbreaks of pleuro-pneumonia were dealt with by the Board; 892 diseased cattle and 8,820 healthy cattle were slaughtered. The amount of compensation paid was £150,488 1s. 8d., and the amount of salvage received was £60,146 4s. 9d. The complete Returns for last year will be published directly in the Annual Report of the Veterinary Department of the Board of Agriculture; but I am afraid it is impossible to obtain from the numerous Local Authorities who are concerned the information as to the period of the year that he specifies.