HC Deb 25 June 1931 vol 254 cc640-1W

asked the Minister of Agriculture what is the incidence of foot-and-mouth disease in the counties of Northumberland and Durham; how many dairy farms are affected; and what has been the cost of destruction of beasts in the area?


One outbreak has been confirmed in the county of Durham, namely on 20th June near Stockton-on-Tees, but none in Northumberland. In the Durham case disease was found amongst the animals on one farm only, but certain animals in an adjoining field of another farm which had been exposed to infection were slaughtered. The two farms were dairy farms. Thirty-two cattle and 65 sheep were slaughtered at a cost in compensation of £858 15s.