§ LORD STRACHIE
asked His Majesty's Government if they will state (1) the number of cattle, sheep and swine slaughtered and the cost owing to the recent outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Dorset; (2) the number of separate outbreaks and whether the restrictions of movement are still in force; (3) whether the cause of the initial outbreak has been traced?
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY OF THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES (EARL DE LA WARR)
The numbers of animals912WA slaughtered and the amount of compensation paid in connection with the recent outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Dorset are as follow:—Number of separate outbreaks, 10; animals slaughtered: cattle, 1,199; sheep, 3,236; pigs, 983—total, 5,418; compensation paid, £25,871. The restrictions on movement are still being maintained over an area of five miles radius surrounding the infected places at Iwerne Courtney, Sturminster Newton and Piddletrenthide. Exhaustive inquiries have failed to reveal any circumstances to which a source of infection can be attributed.
House adjourned at twenty-five minutes past six o'clock.