§ 11. Mr. C. BATHURST
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture whether the recent outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease near Grimsby were traceable to hay or straw used for 876 packing merchandise imported from the Continent; if so, from what country; and, if not, what is the supposed origin of these outbreaks?
§ Sir H. VERNEY
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. In reply to the last part, the Board are not at present in a position to express any opinion as to the origin of infection.