§ Mr. PATRICK WHITE
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture the number of prosecutions for sheep scab which took place in Great Britain for each of the last three years; the total number of animals comprised in the flocks in which diseased animals were found; and will he state the result of the prosecutions?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
supplied the following particulars of prosecutions which have taken place in Great Britain for failing to report the existence of sheep scab for each year since 1st January, 1910:—377W
Year Number of Prosecutions. Total. Number of sheep in the flocks in which disease was found. Fines imposed of £1 under. Fines imposed of over £1 and under £5. Fines imposed of £5 of over. Cases dismissed. Cases dismissed on payment of costs. 1910 … … 31 13 7 4 7 62 9,577 1911 … … 31 26 5 1 3 66 9,925 1912 … … 34 14 8* 3 3 62 7,680 * In two of these cases owners were fined £20 and £15, respectively. In one case also the farm manager was fined £20.
It is possible that there were other cases, particulars of which were not brought to the notice of the Board.