§ Mr. Boston
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he has completed his inquiries into the cause of the recent outbreak of foot-and-mouth 117W disease at Lamberhurst Farm, Dargate, near Faversham, Kent; and if he will make a statement about the results.
§ Mr. Peart
Yes. A detailed investigation into possible sources of infection has been made but we have not yet reached a final conclusion. It is not always possible in the case of a single outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in cattle to establish the source of infection with any certainty, and it may be that in the final assessment of this case the origin will have to be classed as obscure.