HC Deb 22 March 1887 vol 312 cc1148-9

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, in view of the continued prevalence of pleuro-pneumonia in the United Kingdom, especially in Scotland, What stops are being taken by the Government to check the spread of the disease and stamp it out; and, why the amended Act of the 25th June, 1886, has not been put in force by the Privy Council?

THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)

(who replied) said: Pleuro-pneumonia only prevails to a serious extent in Scotland, and the Privy Council have recently declared three Scotch counties infected areas, in the hope of checking the spreading of the disease. The question of applying provisions of the Act of 1886 has been under consideration; and it has been decided that before making any attempt to stamp out pleuro-pneumonia in Great Britain it is essential that means should be adopted to prevent its re-introduction from Ireland, and the Privy Council are in communication with the Irish Government on this subject.