§ VISCOUNT WOLMER (Edinburgh, W.)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether it is expected that the Departmental Report on Animal Tuberculosis will be presented on an early date; and, if not, whether, in view of the great pecuniary loss being suffered by butchers throughout the country, special representations will be made to the Committee to finish their inquiries (which have now extended over three years), and submit their Report without further delay?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Sir W. FOSTER,) Derby, Ilkeston
The Local Government Board have no later information on this subject than that given in the reply of the President to a question of the hon. Member for the St. Patrick's Division of Dublin City on the 24th of last month. It was then stated that the Board had made inquiry, and were informed by the Commissioners that the whole of the experimental investigations were concluded, that the Reports of two of the Sub-Commissioners were printed, that the Report of the third Sub-Commissioner would probably be finished in a few days, and that immediately on its completion the Commission would meet to draft the final Report, which it was confidently expected would be issued in the present month.