HC Deb 01 August 1866 vol 184 cc1845-6

said, he wished to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, Whether his attention has been directed to the Report of the Select Committee on Trade in Animals; whether it is intended to relax the restrictions upon the traffic in cattle, more especially the regulations concerning the Metropolitan Market; and whether he will state to the House, before the close of the Session, the nature of the proposed changes, if any, in the Orders in Council now in force?


Sir, the matter was considered at a meeting of the Council yesterday; and, with every desire to relax the existing restrictions on the movement of cattle, and the trade in cattle, it is not deemed advisable to sanction any relaxation of those restrictions in the present state of the disease, either in the metropolis or elsewhere. I cannot give the hope that I shall be able to state before the conclusion of the Session what changes are likely to be adopted in the Orders in Council, but the disease has decreased so considerably of late that I trust there will be some relaxation of the restrictions at no distant period.

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