§ MR. LENG (Dundee)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether it is intended to lay down regulations for the inspection of Canadian cattle landed at British ports, and also for the examination of the lungs of animals suspected of pleuropneumonia; whether the Canadian Government and the importers will be allowed to be represented at such inspection and examination; and whether publicity will be given to the arrangements made by the Board?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE (Mr. H. GARDNER,) Essex, Saffron Walden
I have issued an Order prescribing certain regulations to be observed in connection with the examination of the lungs of cattle imported from Canada. The usual stops will be taken to give publicity to this Order, and I shall be happy to furnish my hon. Friend with a copy. If it is desired, either by the Canadian Government or the importers, that facilities should be given to enable any veterinary surgeons whom they may appoint to inspect the lungs of any diseased animal, I will endeavour to make arrangements accordingly, but it must, of course, be understood that the lungs will remain under the absolute control of the officers of the Department.