§ MR. ALFRED PEASE
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether he can see his way to free all places in the North Riding of Yorkshire from the Muzzling Order at an early date?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE (Mr. W. LONG, Liverpool, West Derby
): In the case of the North Riding, as in the case of the other districts to which Muzzling Orders still apply, I am anxious to avoid any risk of the failure of our operations by reason of the premature withdrawal of the Orders, and in view of the special circumstances which exist in this particular instance it is, I think, too soon to conclude that the disease has been wholly eradicated. If, however, the present favourable position is maintained, I hope before long to find myself able to give the relief desired.