HC Deb 18 June 1868 vol 192 c1755

said, he wished to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Educacation, Whether he is aware that a paragraph in The Times of the 7th of September, 1867, announced that the International Veterinary Congress held at Zurich— Determined to request the Russian Government to appoint an International Commission to consider the possibility of arresting the cattle plague in its place of origin, the Steppes of Russia? whether this determination was carried out, and with what success; and, whether the Report of the Resolutions come to by by the Congress will be distributed?


I am not aware, Sir, of the paragraph in The Times to which the hon. Baronet alludes; but have no doubt that such a paragraph would not have been inserted in that paper without good grounds for the statement. The matter does not come under the cognizance of the Privy Council Office, and the inquiry should be directed to the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.