§ 78. Major W. MURRAY
asked (1) the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture whether, in view of the continuance of the foot-and-mouth disease in England, he will now take steps to prohibit the removal of live stock from England to Scotland;
(2) the Secretary for Scotland whether he has received a number of requests from Scottish owners of live stock and others desiring that they should be more efficiently protected from the dangers of foot-and-mouth disease now prevalent in parts of England and on the Continent; and what, if any, steps it is proposed to take in order to safeguard live stock in Scotland?
Sir A. BOSCAWEN
The Board have received representations both direct and through the Scottish Department as to taking special steps with a view to protecting Scotland. They consider that the practice of prohibiting movement of animals over a large area surrounding the place infected with foot-and-mouth disease gives the best security not only to Scotland, but also to the rest of England and Wales. No case is known to the Board where infection has resulted from the virus being carried by stock out of the district so scheduled.
Mr. MacCALLUM SCOTT
What steps are the English Board of Agriculture taking to inform themselves of the opinion in Scotland with regard so this matter?
I asked what steps are being taken by the Board to inform themselves of opinions in Scotland?