HC Deb 19 July 1878 vol 241 c2017

Clause 30 (Power for Privy Council to make orders for prevention or checking of disease, and other purposes).


said, he had proposed to leave out lines 16, 17, and 18, in order to insert a clause making it a statutory liability for an owner to give notice of disease, but would do this on Report, if necessary. His second Amendment was rendered necessary, because the slaughter-house to which the local authorities would, perhaps, direct a diseased animal to be sent might be at a distance of three or four miles from the place where the animal was lying. He, therefore, trusted that the Secretary to the Treasury would tell the Committee that the Privy Council would issue Orders to the effect contemplated by his Amendment. He begged to move the omission of the lines he had referred to in page 13, in order to insert, after line 20, the words— Provided, That any animal permitted by any such general order to be removed out of an infected place for the purpose of immediate slaughter shall be so removed only in a covered truck or other properly constructed vehicle.


said, the subject was one that should, undoubtedly, engage the attention of the Privy Council, and would be provided for by the Rules to be drawn up by them. He thought that his hon. Friend (Mr. Clare Read) would, therefore, do wisely in not inserting the proposed clause in the Bill.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

House resumed.

Committee report Progress; to sit again upon Monday next.