§ MAJOR RASCH (Essex, S.E.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether his attention has been called to the increase of sheep scab 437 in certain districts of the Eastern Counties; and whether he would cause regulations to be enforced to prevent its spread, particularly with reference to foreign sheep?
There has recently been sonic increase in the number of outbreaks of sheep scab reported from two or three counties in the East of England, but, taking the Eastern Counties as a whole, the present position is not at all unsatisfactory. Where such outbreaks occur it is for the local authority to enforce the requirements of the Sheep Scab Order of 1895, which contains a complete code of regulations on the subject. No. danger of the introduction of the disease by means of foreign sheep now exists, inasmuch as all such sheep are required to be slaughtered at the port of landing.