HC Deb 28 November 1957 vol 578 c140W
64. Mr. Whitelaw

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what were the causes of the 12 initial outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease last year which were not attributed to infection from imported Argentine meat.

Mr. Godber

In 1956, there were 11 outbreaks which were thought to have been caused by infection brought from the Continent, probably by birds, and four outbreaks the origin of which was obscure.