HC Deb 03 December 1908 vol 197 cc1679-80

I beg to ask the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, whether there have been outbreaks of American gooseberry-mildew notified from Sussex and Bedfordshire; and, if so, whether the Board intend to issue an order scheduling these counties under the Insect Pests Act.


An outbreak of American gooseberry-mildew has been discovered by one of the Board's inspectors in Sussex. As the occupier of the premises is adopting the measures required by the Board, and as this disease does not spread during the winter months, a special order for the county is unnecessary for the present. The Board have no official information as to an outbreak in Bedfordshire.

following table gives the information for which the right hon. Member asks—

MR. COURTHOPE (Sussex, Rye)

What grounds have the Board for saying the disease does not spread during the winter months?


I will inquire.