HC Deb 20 March 1951 vol 485 cc273-4W
Mr. Bossom

asked the Minister of Agriculture how many fowls were ordered to be killed by his Department due to the existence of or suspected existence of fowl pest, in England and Wales and Scotland, respectively, in November, December, 1950, and January, February, 1951.

Mr. T. Williams

The numbers of fowls that were slaughtered by the orders of the Ministry of Agriculture in consequence of outbreaks of fowl pest during the four months November, 1950, to February, 1951 were as follow:

Month England and Wales Scotland
November, 1950 3,020
December, 1950 49,530
January, 1951 103,870 130
February, 1951 59,000 3,200
Totals 215,420 3,330

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