§ DR. FARQUHARSON (Aberdeenshire, W.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether his attention has been drawn to the continued prevalence of glanders in the Metropolis; 1376 and whether he has received any evidence showing the source of the disease to be the public drinking trough; and, if so, will he consider the advisability of closing these troughs.
THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE (Mr. HANBUHY,) Preston
No, Sir. The evidence we have does not bear out the suggestion contained in the Question. The Metropolitan Drinking Fountain Association have, however, fixed taps to a great number of the troughs, so that fresh water can be drawn by drivers in their own buckets.