§ Major GLYN
asked the Minister of Agriculture what is the exact position with respect to outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease during the past 12 months in Great Britain; and how much money has thus been paid out?
§ Dr. ADDISON
During the 12 months ended 31st January last, there were 10 outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease in Great Britain distributed between six separate centres. Four of these outbreaks occurred in the West Riding of Yorkshire, two in the North Riding, two in Surrey, one in East Sussex and one in Bedfordshire. A sum of £3,184 was paid in compensation for animals slaughtered in connection with these outbreaks.