§ Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE
asked the Minister of Agriculture the latest information of the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in North Lincolnshire and if its source has yet been traced?
§ Mr. ELLIOT
Since the initial case was confirmed at Atterby in the Lindsey division of Lincolnshire on 20th October, 20 further outbreaks have been confirmed in the county. Eleven of these, the last of which occurred on 29th October, were in the immediate vicinity of the initial case. Six were confirmed in the district of Market Rosen, about five miles from Atterby, the latest ease occurring on 29th October; one occurred on 25th October at Cleethorpes, 25 miles from the original case; one on 28th October at Stallingborough, eight miles from Cleethorpes, and one on 28th October at Wykeham, near Louth. The source of infection in the county has not yet been traced, but inquiries are proceeding.