§ Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE
asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will give the total number of cases of swine fever reported in Great Britain during the last six months, stating the figures for Lindsey, Holland, and Kesteven, separately; how many cases are found on investigation not to be swine fever; and what is the nature of the restrictions imposed on the three counties of Lincolnshire?
The total number of cases of swine fever reported in Great Britain, and in the three counties of Lincolnshire during the past six months, together with the number of cases not found to be swine fever, are as follow:
Total number of cases of swine fever reported. Total number found not to be swine fever. Great Britain 4,373 3,583 Holland Division 41 27 Kesteven Division 36 30 Lindsey Division 145 127
With regard to the third part, of the question, the three Counties of Lincolnshire are included within the scheduled area to which the Regulation of Movement of Swine Older of 1922 applies. This Order does not restrict movement of pigs into the scheduled area, but imposes restrictions on the movement of pigs out of the area, and also from any market and from the premises of any pig dealer situated within the area. Briefly, the restrictions imposed in this case require that except where the pigs are moved to a slaughter-house they must be detained and isolated at the place of destination for 27 days. The scheduled area in question comprises the whole of England, except Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmorland, Lancashire, Monmouth, Devonshire and Cornwall. The restrictions on the movement of pigs out of Lincolnshire, therefore, apply only where the 440W place of destination is outside the specified scheduled area.