§ 96. Major the Marquess of TITCHFIELD
asked the Minister of Agriculture what is the number of cattle bred and fed 2551 in Nottinghamshire that have suffered from foot-and-mouth disease as compared with cattle imported to Nottinghamshire from Ireland?
§ The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Mr. Buxton)
I regret that the information desired by the Noble Marquess is not available, and, in any event, I think it is very doubtful whether many of the farmers, on whose premises foot-and-mouth disease has occurred, would be aware of the origin of many of their cattle.
§ Mr. LOVERSEED
Would the right hon. Gentleman say how many recent cases of foot-and-mouth disease have broken out in Nottinghamshire.
§ Mr. BUXTON
"Recent" is a very vague word. There have been altogether in Nottinghamshire, since last August, 57 cases, involving over 2,100 animals.