§ MR. A. F. JEFFREYS (Hants, Basingstoke)
I beg to ask the President 924 of the Board of Agriculture if his atten has been called to the fact that the German Government has recently prohibited the importation of live stock for breeding purposes from this country, on the ground that foot-and-mouth disease exists here; and, whether, seeing that no case of foot-and-mouth disease has occurred in the United Kingdom for several months, he will take steps to call the attention of the German Government to the freedom of this country from foot-and-mouth disease, with the view of removing the erroneous impression which appears to exist?
§ *THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE (Mr. HERBERT GARDNER, Essex, Saffron Walden)
I took steps early last month to bring to the notice of the German Government the fact that there now is no reason whatever to suppose that foot-and-mouth disease exists in the United Kingdom, the restrictions rendered necessary by reason of the outbreaks which occurred towards the close of last year having been withdrawn as from the 15th January last. I trust that the result may be to lead the German Government to remove any prohibition against the importation of animals into Germany from the United Kingdom.