§ 39. Mr. ALFRED WILLIAMS
asked the Minister of Agriculture the number of cases of foot-and-mouth disease which have occurred since 1st August; and whether any fresh sources of origin have been discovered.
Twenty-three outbreaks have been confirmed since 1st August,1928, involving eight new centres. No fresh sources of origin have been discovered.
§ Mr. WILLIAMS
Is the right. hon. Gentleman satisfied with the progress made in tracing the origin of this outbreak?
We have done everything in our power to trace the origin, but, as my hon. Friend knows, that is a subject upon which scientific people have not been able to throw very much light.
§ Major COLFOX
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether there has been any outbreak of this kind in the autumn within the last few years?