§ MR. ACLAND
said, he wished to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council, Whether the Privy Council have come to a decision, and if so what decision, on the application of several Agricultural Societies for permission to hold 1338 exhibitions of live stock during the summer of the present year; and, whether such decision, if any, imposes any restrictions on the exhibitions of animals other than horned cattle?
§ LORD ROBERT MONTAGU
, in reply, said, the Privy Council had had this subject under their consideration for a considerable time; and being aware that there were five places in England affected by the cattle plague, it was thought not advisable to alter the Order in Council of the 24th of March 1866, so as to allow of exhibitions of lean (not fat stock), during the present summer. That Order in Council, he begged to add, applied only to cattle, not to sheep nor to other animals.