§ 53. Mr. ALFRED WILLIAMS
asked the Minister of Agriculture how many cases of foot-and-mouth disease there have been since the 1st January; and whether any fresh information has been gained as to how the disease is spread in those cases where contact with diseased animals has not taken place?
Thirteen outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease have been confirmed since 1st January last. Three of these, at Neasden, Middlesex; Kelvedon, Essex; and Witney, Oxon; appear to have been initial cases without known origin. Three others, involving new centres of infection, had their origin in pigs moved from Neasden to Derby, which probably infected the Derby market or loading banks and the railway trucks. Of the other seven outbreaks, five were ascertained to be due to human agency, and the remaining two cases to infection probably contracted at Derby.
§ 54. Lieut.-Colonel THOM
asked the Minister of Agriculture what amounts were paid in compensation for slaughter of animals in connection with outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease in the years 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, and 1926, respectively; and what sum was paid in respect of slaughter following the recent outbreak at Carluke?
With my hon. and gallant Friend's permission, I will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT a statement giving the desired information.
§ The information is as follows:
|Year.||Number of outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease.||Amount paid in compensation.|
§ 55. Mr. BARCLAY-HARVEY (for Major Sir CHARLES CAYZER)
asked the Minister of Agriculture the number of animals slaughtered as a result of foot-and-mouth outbreaks during 1924, 1925, and 1926; and the amount of compensation paid in each year?
With my hon. Friend's permission. I propose to circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT a statement giving the desired information.
§ Following is the statement:
|Year.||Number of animals slaughtered.||Amount of compensation paid.|