MR. OWEN STANLEY
said, he would beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade, If the Reports of the Veterinary Department relating to the Cattle Plague can specify in more detail the Returns of the cattle attacked, killed, or died; whether cows, oxen, or calves?
MR. H. A. BRUCE
said, in reply, that up to the present time the Reports had not distinguished between oxen, cows, I and calves. But for the future the duty of sending in those Returns would be intrusted to the local authorities, who would be required to make them to the Privy Council in such form and at such time as they might think fit. He could see no objection, but, on the contrary, great advantage, in adopting the suggestion of the hon. Gentleman,