HC Deb 05 March 1908 vol 185 cc899-900

I beg to ask the hon. Member for South Somerset as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture if he will state what precautions have been taken by the Government to prevent the spread of foot-and-mouth disease from Scotland to Ireland.


Three Orders have been issued—the first prohibiting the importation of ruminants and pigs into Ireland. The second, which was issued yesterday, prohibits the landing of hay and straw from infected foreign parts. The third prohibits the landing of hay and straw from Great Britain. What is known as commercial straw will not be interfered with, and as regards packing straw it will be dealt with by licence.