§ MR. L. P. HAYDEN
On behalf of the hon. Member for Dublin, St. Patrick (Mr. W. Field), I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether he is aware of the fact that within the period during which the, Bovine Tuberculosis Commission has been sitting the fleshers of Belfast have lost over £2000 from confiscation without compensation; whether the medical and scientific experts have arrived at any conclusion; and, whether the present practice will be modified in Belfast until the Report is issued?
THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. J. MORLEY, Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
The Local Government Board are informed by the Sanitary Authority of Belfast, that seizures of carcasses affected with tuberculosis are made under the provisions of Local Acts and because the carcasses appear to be unsound, unwholesome, and unfit for human food. The Local Government 532 Board have no authority to interfere with the local authority in this matter, or to give any directions as suggested at the end of the question.
§ MR. W. JOHNSTON (Belfast, S.)
asked whether the right hon. Gentleman had seen the Report of a meeting on the subject; and whether he could hold out any prospect of a remedy?
§ SIR M. W. RIDLEY (Lancashire, Blackpool)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board when the Report of the Committee on Tuberculosis may be expected?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. SHAW-LEFEVRE (Bradford, Central)
? I am not able to add anything to the answer I gave to questions on this subject on February 9th, but I trust that the labours of the Commission may soon be concluded.