§ COLONEL EDWARDS
said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to introduce any permanent measure for the prevention of Contagious Diseases among Cattle; and whether the Orders in Council now contemplated are, under any legislative enactment, to he submitted within any given time for the consideration of Parliament?
SIR GEORGE GRAY
replied that it was important to have a permanent Act, similar in principle to that proposed by Her Majesty's Government two years ago, for the purpose of checking the spread of contagious diseases among the cattle, both as to those brought to this country from abroad, and to cattle removed from one 286 place to another in this country. A Committee has boon appointed to inquire into this subject, and probably the better plan would be to wait for its Report before any measure was brought into Parliament. The Orders in Council would be laid before Parliament—the Act rendering this imperative.