95. Lieutenant-Colonel MURRAY
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture whether he can state the present position in regard to the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in England; and whether he can indicate when the embargo on the export of pedigree stock from Scotland to the United States is likely to be removed?
Sir A. BOSCAWEN
The last outbreak was confirmed on the 24th ultimo. The restrictions on cattle movement imposed on account of that outbreak have been considerably modified, and it is hoped that still greater facilities for movement may be possible within a few days. The embargo referred to is one imposed by the United States, and is not likely to be removed for some months.