HC Deb 24 March 1955 vol 538 cc197-8W
59. Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether his attention has been called to a case of a dog at Mulbarton, Norfolk, which was found chasing a rabbit which had myxomatosis, where the dog and six pups died subsequently and to a similar case at Clayton, Ipswich; and how many similar cases have been recorded.

Mr. Amory

Yes. I understand that in each case the veterinary surgeon who examined the dogs was satisfied that their illness had no connection with myxomatosis.

63. Major Anstruther-Gray

asked the Minister of Agriculture to give the latest information with regard to the spread of myxomatosis in Great Britain; and which counties have now been virtually cleared of rabbits.

Mr. Amory

In large parts of the counties of Southern England and Wales rabbits have been virtually cleared by myxomatosis. In all other counties except Selkirk, the disease is present but not to the same extent. It continues to spread steadily in all areas. Mopping-up operations are in progress. Anglesey is. the only place where, I am told, the whole; county has so far been virtually cleared.