HC Deb 20 April 1891 vol 352 c918
MR. BARCLAY (Forfarshire)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether pleuro-pneumonia, has been detected in the lungs of an animal from the United States of America, recently slaughtered at Deptford; and whether the Veterinary Inspector sent by the Government of the United States was made aware of the discovery, and agreed that the lungs were so. diseased; and if he will give the port of shipment?


Pleuro-pneumonia has been detected in the lungs of two. animals which arrived on the steamship Parkmore from Baltimore, and were landed at Deptford on the 7th of this month. The Veterinary Inspector sent. by the United States has been made aware of the discovery; but I am informed that he has expressed no decided opinion at present, and has sent a portion of the lungs to America for further examination. I may add that. in the opinion of the experts of the Board of Agriculture there is not the slightest doubt as to the character of the disease, which is precisely the same as that which we are endeavouring to extirpate in the United Kingdom at, present.