§ Mr. C. BATHURST
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture how many cattle in England, Wales, and Scotland, respectively, were found during the month of May as the result, of notification under the Tuberculosis Order of 1913 to be suffering from tuberculosis of the udder, emaciation from tuberculosis, or giving tuberculous milk; whether in England such notifications were confined to Yorkshire, Lancashire, Derbyshire, Cumberland, Somersetshire, and Wiltshire only; whether there are any counties in which no notifications of the disease have been received by the local authorities; and, if so, what is the reason?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
The number of cattle notified to the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries under the Tuberculosis Order of 1913, during the month of May, as suffering from tuberculosis of the udder, tuberculosis with emaciation, or giving tuberculous milk, is as follows:—
The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative. No notification of tuberculosis was received by the Board during the month of May, 1913, from the following counties:—
In England 504 In Wales 13 In Scotland 51
1803W I am making inquiries with a view to ascertain whether in the counties named above, or any of them, there has been unreasonable delay in enforcing the Order.
ENGLAND. Bedford London Cambridge Monmouth Isle of Wight Soke of Peterborough Hereford *Oxford *Huntingdon Rutland Leicester Isles of Scilly WALES. Brecon Merioneth Cardigan Montgomery *Carnarvon Pembroke *Flint Radnor Glamorgan SCOTLAND. Aberdeen Kinross Argyll Linlithgow Ayr Midlothian Banff Nairn Bute Orkney Caithness Peebles Dumbarton Perth Dumfries *Roxburgh Fife Shetland Haddington Stirling Inverness Sutherland Kincardine Wigtown * In these cases notices have been received in June.