HC Deb 17 February 1914 vol 58 cc768-9
57. Mr. WATT

asked whether there has been within the last six months any outbreak of swine fever in Midlothian; if so, how many outbreaks, and where; whether the animals affected were destroyed on the premises and full compensation given; and what was done with the carcasses?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of AGRICULTURE (Mr. Runciman)

During the last six months there have been five outbreaks of swine fever in Midlothian, namely, two at Corstorphine, two at Liberton, and one at Roslin. 518 pigs were slaughtered, and of the carcasses 240 were destroyed as being unfit for food and 278 were marketed. Full value was paid in compensation, except in the case of five pigs, for which compensation amounting to one-half of their value was paid, in accord- ance with the provisions of Section 16 (2) of the Diseases of Animals Act, 1894.


Will the right hon. Gentleman say what was done with the carcasses?


I pointed out 240 were destroyed and 278 were marketed.