HC Deb 01 April 1925 vol 182 cc1313-4
77. Mr. FENBY

asked the Minister of Health what steps, if any, are being taken to clear slum areas; and how many schemes have been started for this purpose since 1st November, 1924?


Since the 1st January, 1919, 69 slum schemes in various parts of the country have been confirmed, and further schemes are under consideration

Following is the reply:

The following statement shows the number of outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease confirmed by the Ministry, and the amount of compensation paid in respect of animals slaughtered during each of the years 1921–24:

Year. Outbreaks. £ s. d.
1921 44 48,745 5 6
1922 1,140 803,529 11 7
1923 1,929 2,209,812 0 11
1924 1,440 1,389,696 11 7


asked the Minister of Agriculture what was the number of outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease where isolation was adopted in 1921, 1922, 1923 and 1924; what was the number of cattle, sheep, pigs and goats on the premises; how many were affected; how many died; and what compensation was paid, if any?


As the reply to this question contains a number of figures, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the reply:

or in course of preparation. The number confirmed since 1st November last is 11. Up to the end of January last part or the whole of the areas had been acquired in the case of 27 schemes, and clearance was in progress or had been completed in the case of 16 schemes. The only other information that is available is that 2,145 dwellings for rehousing persons displaced from slum areas had been definitely arranged for at the end of January.

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