HC Deb 28 June 1905 vol 148 c356
MR. J. H. LEWIS (Flint Boroughs)

To ask the President of the Board of Agriculture how many reports of suspected cases of swine fever were received by the Board and how many were confirmed by the officers of the Board, in the years 1904 and 1905, respectively.

(Answered by Mr. Ailwyn Fellowes.) In the twenty-five weeks ending June 24th, 1905,3,507 suspected cases of swine fever were reported, and 390 of these were confirmed. During the corresponding period in 1904 the reported cases numbered 4,398 and the confirmed cases 752.