HC Deb 26 February 1935 vol 298 c941
41. Colonel ROPNER

asked the hon. Member for Rye, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, in which counties has elm disease now been identified; and in which was the disease diagnosed for the first time in 1934?

Colonel Sir GEORGE COURTHOPE (Forestry Commissioner)

Elm disease has been identified in Brecknock, Denbigh, Glamorgan and Merioneth and all the counties of England except Northumberland, Cumberland and Westmorland. It has not been recorded in Scotland. In Cornwall, Merioneth and Lancashire it was recorded for the first time in 1934.