HC Deb 22 June 1868 vol 192 c1852

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, 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 the statement is correct; whether this determination was carried out, and with what success; and whether the Report of the Resolutions come to by the Congress will be distributed?


I regret, Sir, that I cannot give the hon. Member the information he requires. I have seen the paragraph in The Times to which his Question refers and I am aware that a body called the International Veterinary Congress have recently held a meeting at Zurich. No Report of that conference has, however, reached the Foreign Office, and I am not aware whether any request has been made such as is described in his Question.