§ Moved, "That there be laid before the House all correspondence relating to the recent outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Cambridgeshire, and to that brought by the steamship 'Toronto.' "—(The Lord Harlech.)
THE MARQUESS OF HUNTLY
asked whether it was true that there had been an alarming outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Lincolnshire which had not been properly dealt with by the local authorities?
§ LORD CARLINGFORD (LORD PRESIDENT of the COUNCIL)
said, he regretted there had been several cases in that county, and he looked upon every outbreak as alarming, because the disease had been reduced to such a small compass in this country, and any neglect which might lead to its spreading again was certainly a matter for alarm. He was sorry to say that in Lincolnshire there had been the greatest neglect on the part of the local authorities; but the Privy Council had sent down an Inspector, who was now in communication with those authorities, and they had complied with all the advice given to them, and the infected places were carefully watched by the police, as they ought to have been at the first. He should be glad to give the Return moved for by his noble Friend.
§ Motion agreed to.
§ Return ordered to be laid before the House.