§ MR. FIELD (Dublin, St. Patrick's)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether the Report of the Departmental Committee appointed by the Board of Agriculture have recommended the provision of a compensation fund to be paid in cases of swine fever; whether such recommendation is likely to be carried into effect; whether the Local Government Board, in conjunction with the Board of Agriculture, will take steps to provide a fund for the compensation of owners whose property has been seized for tuberculosis in the public interest; and whether the Bovine Tuberculosis Report is yet issued, or when it may be expected?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. H. H. FOWLER, Wolverhampton, E.)
The first two questions should be addressed to my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Agriculture. As to the third and fourth questions, the Government can take no action in this matter until they receive the Reports of the Tuberculosis Commission. I cannot state when that will be received.
§ [The question was not answered.]