HC Deb 19 February 1900 vol 79 cc377-8
MR. H. S. FOSTER () Suffolk, Lowestoft

I beg to ask the President of the Beard of Agriculture whether, in reference to the recent outbreak of foot and mouth disease in North Suffolk, and the regulations he has issued forbidding the removal of beasts in the prohibited area, he has relaxed this rule in Norwich, Yarmouth, and Lowestoft, by permitting the removal of cattle for immediate slaughter; and, if so, whether he will consider the propriety of extending this to Bungay, Beccles, and Harleston, which are about fourteen miles further from the spot where the outbreak commenced than the towns mentioned.


My right hon. friend asks me to state that under an order which came into operation on Thursday last, a copy of which he will be happy to supply to my hon. friend, further facilities were afforded for the movement of animals for slaughter, which will, he thinks, adequately meet the necessities of the three towns to which the question refers.

MR. SOAMES () Norfolk, S.

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether he is now able to grant special licences for the movement of grazing stock from one farm to another within the district scheduled in the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk.


The representations which have been made to my right hon. friend on the matter to which the Hon. Member refers are being kept in mind, and he hopes it may be possible for him to give some further relief in the direction suggested in the course of a week or so.