HC Deb 19 April 1926 vol 194 cc864-6W

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether any progress has recently been made in the scientific research work in connection with foot-and-mouth disease?


The First Progress Report of the Foot-and-Mouth Disease Research Committee covering the period to the 31st of March, 1925, was published by the Stationery Office last year, and sets out in considerable detail the progress attained in the investigations into the cause of this disease. A further report of the experiments conducted during the year ending the 31st March last is now in preparation.


asked the Minister of Agriculture how many cases of foot-and-month disease have occurred this month, and in how many of these cases the origin has been traced?


Six outbreaks have occurred during the current month, all in the East Riding of Yorkshire. In four cases, infection was contracted locally owing to the close proximity of the animals in these cases to previous outbreaks in the same infected area. I have not yet received a full report on the cases which occurred during the weekend at Hull.