§ SIR E. BIRKBECK (Norfolk, E.)
asked the First Lord of the Treasury whether the attention of Her Majesty's Government had been called to a resolution passed at the Council meeting of the Royal Agricultural Society on the 16th instant, and to the report unanimously adopted by the Central and Associated Chambers of Agriculture on the 30th instant, recommending that the 989 existing Acts with regard to the Contagious Diseases of Animals should be harmonized, strengthened, and consolidated; and, whether he would introduce a Bill at the earliest opportunity to give effect to such resolution?
§ *MR. W. H. SMITH
The Government have given their attention to the resolution to which my hon. Friend refers, and they fully admit the advantages which might be obtained by the consolidation of the existing Acts, but in the present state of public business they do not think it would be possible to pass such a measure in the present Session.