I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if any of the money now paid for the slaughter of pigs under the Swine Fever Act falls on the ratepayer; and, if so, how much?
MR. J. MORLEY
No part of the money now paid for the slaughter of pigs under the Swine Fever Act falls on the ratepayer. The entire expense is paid out of the cattle pleuro-pneumonia account from moneys provided by Parliament. Local funds will not be called upon to bear any portion of the cost unless in any future financial year the 149 money standing to the credit of the cattle pleuro-pueumonia account, including the proceeds of the sales of carcasses, is insufficient to defray the expenses.