§ MR. DODD (Essex, Maldon)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether be is aware that the Report of the recent Departmental Committee on Swine Fever and its recommendations are approved by Members on both sides of this House representing agricultural districts; and, if so, whether he will at once take steps to bring the recommendations into force; and whether he will at once propose legislation on the subject?
§ MR. FELLOWES (Hunts, Ramsey)
At the same time I will ask the right hon. Gentleman whether he himself proposes to legislate this Session on swine fever on the lines laid down by the Departmental Committee, or whether he will give facilities for the passing of the Swine Fever Bill now before the House?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE (Mr. H. GARDNER,) Essex, Saffron Walden
In reply to these questions, I may state that I have not yet received the evidence upon which the Report of the Departmental Committee is based; and it is, therefore, not possible for me to indicate the views of the Government on the subject. I understand, however, that the evidence will be available before the end of next week; and when this is the case, I will at once give the matter my attentive consideration.