HC Deb 06 December 1922 vol 159 cc1815-6W
Commander BELLAIRS

asked the Minister of Agriculture the amount granted in compensation for a recent period, say 1921–22, for the compulsory slaughter of animals in England and Wales because of disease; and the amount in that figure which had to be paid out of the rates?


Foot and Mouth Disease.—The compensation paid for animals slaughtered in the series of outbreaks of foot and mouth disease which occurred between the months of January and August this year was:

Gross Compensation 791,962
Less receipts from salvage of carcases 151,085
Net 640,877
Of this net expenditure, one half was defrayed from the Local Taxation Accounts (England and Scotland).

Swine Fever.—The compensation paid during the financial year 1921–22 for pigs slaughtered amounted to £2,531, which formed part of the Ministry's total expenditure in connection with swine fever (including administration, slaughter and burial, and disinfection of premises, etc.) of £45,592. Of this latter amount, £6,592 fell to be defrayed from the Local Taxation Accounts (England and Scotland).

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