HC Deb 12 June 1913 vol 53 cc1801-3W

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?


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:—

In England 504
In Wales 13
In Scotland 51
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:—
Bedford London
Cambridge Monmouth
Isle of Wight Soke of Peterborough
Hereford *Oxford
*Huntingdon Rutland
Leicester Isles of Scilly
Brecon Merioneth
Cardigan Montgomery
*Carnarvon Pembroke
*Flint Radnor
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.
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.

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