70. Captain COOTE
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of 2156 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.
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?