HC Deb 14 July 1965 vol 716 cc79-80W
Mr. Paul Hawkins

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the total number of cases of anthrax in England and Wales for the four years 1960 to 1964 and for the first six months of 1965, or for as much of the latter year as is available.

Mr. John Mackie

The number of outbreaks of anthrax in England and Wales from 1960 onwards are as follows:

1960 124
1961 197
1962 255
1963 269
1964 379
1965 374

There were 580 outbreaks in the six months November 1964 to April 1965; such marked but short-lived upsurges of anthrax occur on occasion.