HC Deb 15 June 1874 vol 219 cc1585-6

asked the Vice President of the Council, Whether the Order in Council recently issued relative to the foot and mouth disease is in accordance with the recommendations of the Select Committee on Cattle Diseases of last Session; and, if a Copy will be laid upon the Table of the House?


Sir, after the Report of the Select Committee of last year, the previous Orders relating to foot-and-mouth disease were revoked; but, in consequence of a serious out-break of that disease in various parts of England and Scotland, the Lord President thought he could not do otherwise than revert to the former regulations, and authorize the local authorities in any district to take measures to prevent the spread of the disease. He hopes that that deviation from the recommendation of the Select Committee will not cause inconvenience. There is no objection to lay a copy of the recent Order on the Table, and I may add that the Lord President has been in communication with Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, with the view of carrying out more effectually the system of inspection of animals landed from Ireland.