§ Mr. AUBREY HERBERT
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether his attention has been drawn to the recent outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the Tintinhull district of Somersetshire; what steps have been taken to stamp it out; and whether he can say what are the total numbers of cases of foot-and-mouth disease which have occurred in England and Wales and in Scotland, separately and respectively, during the
NUMBER of Outbreaks of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Confirmed and Number of Animals Attacked during the six months ended 9th December, 1911, and the corresponding period of 1910. —— 1911. 1910. Outbreaks Confirmed. Animals Attacked. Outbreaks Confirmed. Animals Attacked. Cattle. Sheep. Pigs. Cattle. Sheep. Pigs. England … 18 86 312 70 2 13 — 2 Wales … Nil — — — Nil — — — Scotland … Nil — — — Nil — — — Great Britain … 18 86 312 70 2 13 — 2
last six months as compared with the same figures of the last six months of the year 1910?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
With regard to the first and second parts of the question I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given on my behalf on Friday last by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary of the Local Government Board. The following statement contains the information asked for in the third part of the question:—