Foot-and-Mouth Disease.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture. – in the House of Commons on 10th December 1931.

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Photo of Sir Percy Hurd Sir Percy Hurd , Devizes

92.

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, to avert the recurrence of foot-and-mouth disease through the importation of vegetables from Holland, he will advise the Dutch Government that such vegetables must not be exported to this country from areas affected by the disease?

Photo of Mr John Gilmour Mr John Gilmour , Glasgow Pollok

On the evidence available I am not prepared to adopt the suggestion of my hon. Friend.

Photo of Sir Percy Hurd Sir Percy Hurd , Devizes

93.

asked the Minister of Agriculture what was the cost to the Exchequer of the outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease in England and Scotland, which are now attributed to the importation into County Down of cauliflowers from Holland?

Photo of Mr John Gilmour Mr John Gilmour , Glasgow Pollok

The cases of foot-and-mouth disease in England and Scotland which were attributed to the Northern Ireland outbreak cost the Exchequer £91,210.

Photo of Sir Percy Hurd Sir Percy Hurd , Devizes

In view of the necessity for economy, does not the right hon. Gentleman think that it would be well to save that money?