§ MAJOR RASCH (Essex, S.E.)
I beg to ask the Vice Chamberlain, with reference to pleuro-pneumonia in South East Essex, why Foreign cattle landed at Thames Haven are allowed to be trained through the infected area at Tilbury for London, and English beasts 534 are not permitted to be trained through the same area from Stamford for Gravesend; and, whether the Privy Council will consider the necessity of giving Local Authorities some jurisdiction in the matter of slaughter and otherwise?
§ THE VICE CHAMBERLAIN (Viscount LEWISHAM, Lewisham)
There is nothing to prevent movement of animals through, an infected area if they are not untrucked, otherwise they can only be moved out by license of the Local Authority. The inconvenience arises from Tilbury Station being included in the area, and if the Local Authority desires that it be excluded an application to that effect will be considered by the Privy Council. The Privy Council are not prepared to revoke the Order which requires the slaughter of animals that have been in contact with animals suffering from pleuro-pneumonia.