§ MR. BLANE (Armagh, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the case of Mr. Owen Quin, of Dorsey, County Armagh, who applied for compensation to the Castleblaney Board of Guardians, under the Animals Contagious Diseases Act, for the loss of a cow which had been shot by the police as infected with a contagious disease, and whose application was refused; and if the Authorities will consider the matter?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
I am informed that the Veterinary Inspector for the Board of Guardians pronounced the cow to be affected with rabies and ordered it to be slaughtered, and that the slaughter was carried out by the owner in the presence of the constabulary. There is no legal power to award compensation for the loss of animals affected with rabies.