HC Deb 25 February 1903 vol 118 c802
Mr. FIELD (Dublin, St. Patrick)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether he is aware that dissatisfaction exists amongst those interested in the breeding, feeding, and sale of pigs owing to the inconvenience and loss occasioned by the absence of definite information as to the scheduling of districts under the operation of the Swine Fever Movement Orders; and whether he will consider the advisability of officially announcing such Orders in the agricultural and live stock papers.


It rests with the local authorities, in conformity with their statutory obligations, to give publicity to any orders of the Board, or to any regulations they themselves may make, which affect the movement of stock within their respective districts, and I am unable to interfere with their discretion in this respect. A copy of every local order made by the Board under the Diseases of Animals Acts is sent to the Meat Tracks Journal and to the Cowkeeper and Dairymen's Journal. I should be happy to extend this arrangement to any other agricultural and live stock papers which may desire to receive these orders.