§ 29. Mr. DAY
asked the Minister of Agriculture the number of actions that have been brought under the Diseases of Animals Act, 1927, for failure to report outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease in Scotland; and whether in any of these actions the maximum penalty has been imposed?
§ The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Mr. Noel Buxton)
Only one action for failing to report with all practicable speed an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease has been brought in Scotland since the passing of the Diseases of Animals Act, 1927. The maximum penalty of £50 was not imposed, the owner having been fined £5 with the alternative of 20 days' imprisonment.