§ MR. HASTINGS
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Whether his attention has been called to the inconvenience and difficulty frequently experienced in the administration of the Contagious Diseases (Animals) Acts by the existence of detached and semi-detached parts of counties; and, whether he will introduce a Bill to give to Quarter Sessions the same power of transferring to neighbouring local authorities their jurisdiction under the Contagious Diseases (Animals) Acts, as they now possess of transferring the Police administration under the Police Acts?
§ MR. DODSON
, in reply, said, that he was aware of the inconveniences arising in the administration of the Contagious Diseases (Animals) Acts. The difficulty referred to in the Question could be met, to a great extent, by arrangements between the local authorities. That being so, the evil appeared hardly sufficiently pressing to necessitate the introduction of a Bill for the particular purpose stated, especially as it would involve questions of rating which would give rise to difficulty. The matter, however, would receive attention.