HC Deb 27 March 1911 vol 23 cc1111-2W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture whether the same measures have been taken to trace the cause of the recent outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Surrey as were adopted in 1908 in the case of the Edinburgh outbreak; what are those measures; whether they are still in progress; and what are the prospects of their success?


As in all similar cases, including that of Edinburgh, the fullest inquiries were at once set on foot with a view to discover the possible origin of the outbreak. Special attention is being directed to the possibility of infection by means of any articles of foreign origin recently brought to the infected place. The inquiries are still proceeding. It is not possible as yet to say whether any definite result will be obtained.