§ Sir GEORGE YOUNGER
asked the Vice-President of the Department of 1254W Agriculture (Ireland) why, in view of the fact that there has been no outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Scotland during the last four years, the remaining restrictions against the importation of Scottish cattle into Ireland are maintained?
§ Mr. T. W. RUSSELL
The Department are prepared to entertain applications for permits to import cattle into Ireland from Scotland. An Order allowing sheep from Scotland to be imported on certain conditions came into operation on the 7th instant. Notice of these concessions was sent to the Press about a fortnight ago.
asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) how many outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease there have been in Ireland since 1st June of this year; what number of animals have been affected and the number destroyed; and what sum of money has been paid or is due for compensation?
§ Mr. RUSSELL
There were thirty-one outbreaks; 263 animals were affected; 2,764 animals were slaughtered. The net amount of compensation paid, or due, is £15,847.