HC Deb 24 November 1960 vol 630 cc132-3W
77. Mr. Willey

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a further statement on the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.

Mr. Soames

I have little to add to the replies which were given to my hon. Friend the Member for Newbury (Sir A. Hurd) on 21st November. Up to midnight yesterday, 172 outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease had been confirmed since 6th November. Of these 76 were in East Anglia, 24 in the North East of England, and 55 in Scotland. With the exception of the Orkney Islands, the controlled area restrictions in Scotland have been lifted as from today.