§ MR. FELLOWES (Hants, Basingstoke)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether he has received the Reports lie called for as to the measures adopted in foreign countries to prevent the spread of anthrax: and whether he is now in a position to say if he will appoint a Departmental Committee to inquire whether anything can be done to stop the serious consequences of the disease, not only to live stock, but in some cases to human beings also?
§ MR. H. GARDNER
The particulars with which I asked to be furnished regarding the measures adopted in certain foreign countries for preventing the spread of anthrax have been obtained, and are now under consideration. My present impression is that no advantage would be gained by the appointment of any Special Committee on the subject, but I should like to consider the matter further before giving a definite answer to the second part of the hon. Member's question.