HC Deb 11 March 1887 vol 312 cc17-8
COLONEL GUNTER (Yorkshire, W.R., Barkstone Ash)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If he is aware that cows belonging to a dairyman in Dublin were exposed for sale in the Dublin Cattle Market whilst suffering with pleuro-pneumonia on the 14th of February; that they were subsequently sent to the Dublin Steamship Company's wharf with a large number of cattle to be shipped for Liverpool; that the Veterinary Inspector there detected the diseased animals and ordered them to be slaughtered; that the shipping of the animals that had been in contact with those slaughtered continued; and that the Inspector's orders for closing the yard as an infected place were unattended to, as no orders to that effect had been received from Dublin Castle?


(who replied) said: The facts are substantially as stated in the Question. There is no power to detain any animals during transit except those found to be diseased. The Privy Council were advised by their professional officer that an order declaring the yard an infected place should not be made. The dairyman has since been prosecuted, and fined £2 and costs.