§ MR. DENT
said, he wished to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council, Whether it is true that the Cattle Plague has made its re-appearance in the metropolis; whether foreign cattle are allowed to be brought from Harwich to the metropolis; and, if so, whether steps will be taken to prevent it?
§ LORD ROBERT MONTAGU
, in reply, said, he was sorry to inform the hon. Gentleman that a case of Cattle Plague had been reported that morning in a dairy in Duncan Street, Islington. Out of a dairy of ninety-five cows, twelve were said to be suffering from the disease. The question 778 of not allowing cattle to be imported into the metropolis, was both a large and important one. It was difficult to secure a sufficient supply of meat for the metropolis, and if they interfered with the trade it would have the effect of raising the price of meat. The matter was under the consideration of the Committee of Council, but he was not then in a position to say at what conclusion they were likely to arrive.