§ MR. ROUND (Essex, N.E., Harwich)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture if he can see his way to relax the restrictions now placed upon certain petty sessional divisions in North Essex, either by limiting the area of the district now scheduled as infected, or by permitting licences to be given in special cases for the removal of stock (in those petty sessional divisions where there has been no outbreak of disease) into adjoining petty sessional divisions or to the Metropolitan market?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE (Mr. CHAPLIN, Lincolnshire, Sleaford)
I regret to say that foot-and-mouth disease is still in existence in the Saffron Walden 681 district, and under the circumstances it is quite out of my power to make any relaxation in the rules, though I hope before a very long period it may be possible to do so.
§ MR. H. T. KNATCHBULL-HUGESSEN (Kent, Faversham)
Can the right hon. Gentleman see his way to relax any of the restrictions on the removal of cattle in the County of Kent?
§ MR. CHAPLIN
No; I answered that question in the negative the other day. There has been a further outbreak of disease only a few days ago.