HC Deb 08 March 1911 vol 22 c1198

asked whether the President of the Board had received from the Gloucestershire Farmers' Union a memorandum pointing out the inconvenience suffered by Gloucestershire farmers in consequence of the regulations of the Board in reference to sheep scab, and asking that, with a view to the removal of the existing restrictions, all counties should be treated as a single area for the purposes of the Board's Sheep Scab Orders, and that in the event of an outbreak of the disease in any district such district should be isolated, with the place of origin as its centre, as in the case of an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease; and, if so, what action, if any, the Board propose to take in the matter?


The Board have received a communication from the Gloucestershire Farmers' Union as to sheep scab, but its purport is not at all clear. We propose to communicate with the association on the subject.