§ 51. Mr. Turton
asked the Minister of Agriculture what was the number of foot-and-mouth disease outbreaks from 1st February, 1944, to 1st February, 1945; how many of these outbreaks occurred in pigs; and how many occurred in livestock owned by butchers.
There were 201 outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease during the twelve months ended 1st February, 1945. Ninety-two of these outbreaks were due to the spread of infection from other animals in this country. In 95 of the remaining 109 outbreaks, the disease first appeared among pigs, and in 23 the animals were owned by butchers.