HC Deb 15 July 1878 vol 241 c1465

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether his attention has been directed to the success attendant upon the inoculation of cattle (at Campbeltown, in Argyleshire, and elsewhere) in preventing the spread of pleuro-pneumonia; and, whether he will consider the expediency of introducing a Clause in the Cattle Bill rendering such inoculation compulsory?


said, that experiments in the inoculation of cattle had been made for many years past in all parts of the world, and, although there were some instances in which they had proved successful, the result had not been so generally successful as to render inoculation at all certain, and in the circumstances, the Government were not prepared to introduce a clause into the Cattle Bill to render inoculation compulsory.