§ MR. KEARLEY () Devonport
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board, under what Act of Parliament the Local Government Board has power to make tuberculous udder a disease in a dairies, cowsheds, and milkshops Order?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD
The amendment of the Dairies, Cowsheds, and Milk-shops Order of 1885, which makes tuberculous udder a disease for certain purposes of that Order, was made under the 49 and 50 Vict. cap. 32, by which certain powers were transferred from the Privy Council to the Local Government Board.
§ LAKE RUDOLPH MR. MCKENNA () Monmouth, N.
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, having regard to the statement made by Major Macdonald, in his dispatch of 18th July 1898, that he proposed covering by treaty, if possible, the small extent of territory between Lake Rudolph and 981 the Abyssinian frontier, and to the experience of Captain Austin that bodies of Abyssinian horsemen have devastated the whole country down to the northern shores of Lake Rudolph, the British Government have abandoned the portions of the British sphere lying north and north-east of Lake Rudolph; and whether any negotiations are now being entered into with Abyssinia for the better delimitation of frontier?
§ MR. BRODRICK
Her Majesty's Government have not abandoned any portion of the British sphere. No negotiations have yet been commenced with Abyssinia for the delimitation of this portion of the frontier.