§ MR. HEDDERWICK
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board how many calves are kept by the Department as reservoirs of lymph for vaccination purposes; how many of the animals so used are sold annually as food for the people; and where the sales take place.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. CHAPLIN,) Lincolnshire, Sleaford
The average number of calves now vaccinated weekly at Lamb's Conduit Street is seventeen. All the calves from which lymph has been collected are within the next few days slaughtered under veterinary supervision, and the calves passed on veterinary authority as sound are sold in the Central Meat Market, Smithfield.