HC Deb 13 July 1920 vol 131 cc2155-6
70. Captain COOTE

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture what is the total number of animals slaughtered as the result of outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease during the last three months?

Colonel GIBBS

The total number of animals slaughtered during the last three months in connection with outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease were: cattle, 772; sheep, 5,265; pigs, 271; goats, 2.

Captain COOTE

Will my right hon. Friend make representations as to the very serious loss of food supplies which have resulted from this indiscriminate slaughter of animals, and whether a wider policy of isolation could not be embarked upon?

Colonel GIBBS

I will do so with pleasure.


Can the hon. Member state which part of the country is affected?

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