§ Major WHELER
asked the Minister of Agriculture the counties in England in which there are restrictions in force owing to the outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease; the number of outbreaks still under restrictions; and whether the causes of the outbreaks have been in each case satisfactorily traced?
§ Mr. BUXTON
The following counties, or parts of counties, in England (27 in2490W all) are still subject to restrictions owing to outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease:
- Isle of Ely.
- Lincolnshire (Holland, Lindsey and Kesteven Divisions).
- Soke of Peterborough.
- Yorkshire (East Riding).
103 outbreaks are still subject to restrictions applicable to foot-and-mouth disease, infected places. Seven of these are in Scotland and two in Wales.
At the present time there are seven active centres of infection (all in England), namely:
- (1) Nottinghamshire Group (including Nottingham, Newark and Derby outbreaks). 24 outbreaks. Disease was found to have been in existence near Nottingham unreported for nearly two months.
- (2) Northants Group. Nine outbreaks. These resulted from a recurrence on premises previously infected and restocked.
- (3) Warwickshire ease. One outbreak; origin obscure.
- (4) Oxfordshire Group (including Berks and Bucks). 24 outbreaks. Origin not ascertainable.
- (5) Surrey Group. 12 outbreaks. Origin obscure.
- (6) Hertfordshire Group. Two outbreaks. No information as to origin.
- (7) Isle of Ely. One outbreak, near Peterborough. No information as to origin.