§ SIR STAFFORD NORTHCOTE
asked the Vice President of the Council, Whether any steps have been taken upon a letter, recently addressed to the Lords of the Privy Council by the Devon County Agricultural Association, on the subject of further precautions against the dissemination of foot and mouth disease?
§ MR. DODSON
Sir, in the absence of my right hon. Friend (Mr. Mundella) I will answer the Question. It would not be possible to carry out an Order for the disinfection of all hides, as suggested by the North Devon Chamber of Agriculture; but I am informed that the Privy Council have now a plan under consideration for dealing with the hides, offal, and other parts of carcases of animals slaughtered in the country when suffering from foot-and-mouth disease. Provisions have long existed for the disinfection of the hides and offal of diseased foreign animals slaughtered at the Foreign Animals Wharves.