HC Deb 16 January 1913 vol 46 cc2291-2W

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether any cases of swine fever have been found up to this date amongst swine imported from Ireland, and, if so, how many; and whether the Irish Department of Agriculture have made any Report to him on the subject?


If the hon. Member wishes for statistics dating back to 1893, when the Swine Fever Act came into operation, I must ask for longer notice. But from an examination of reports covering the last four years it appears that during that period there was strong evidence in twenty-three outbreaks of swine fever in Great Britain that the disease was introduced from Ireland. The last case was on 13th June last. Communications passed between the Board and the Irish Department in regard to each case.