I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether it is the intention of the Government to institute an exhaustive series of scientific experiments, utilising all the modern Continental results, regarding pleuro-pneumonia, and especially with a view to inquire into the efficacy of inoculation as a preventive of the disease as approved of by almost universal Colonial experience?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE (Mr. H. GARDNER,) Essex, Saffron Walden
Perhaps my hon. Friend will allow me to refer him to the reply given by my Predecessor to the similar question addressed to him on the 11th August last. In the view then expressed I entirely concur, but I may perhaps add that, inasmuch as no case of pleuro-pneumonia has been discovered amongst home stock for nearly six months, there is now even less necessity for the institution of ex-pensive experiments than there was whilst pleuro-pneumonia was still prevalent.