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Volume 531: debated on Monday 26 July 1954

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asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will give details of the recent spread of myxomatosis among rabbits both North and South of the Border.

Since the reply given to my hon. and gallant Friend on 15th July, isolated outbreaks of the disease have been confirmed for the first time in Hertfordshire, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Denbighshire and Merionethshire. So far as is known, the only outbreak in Scotland is that in Kincardineshire. In most of the areas affected the disease appears to be spreading slowly.