§ MR. LEA
asked the Vice President of the Council, If there is any justification for the alarm which exists as to the importation into this Country of cattle from Ireland alleged to be diseased, and which is acting so prejudicially to the interests of the farmers and graziers; and, whether any contagious disease exists amongst cattle in Ireland?
§ MR. MUNDELLA
, in reply, said, he had endeavoured in his former answers to state there was no justification for the alarm which existed as to the importation into this country of cattle disease from Ireland. The foot-and-mouth disease had ceased to exist in Ireland since October, 1879. There was the residuum of pleuro-pneumonia, but it was not much less than in this country. He only wished the English cattle were in as good a sanitary condition as the Irish cattle at present.