§ MR. STEVENSON (Suffolk, Eye)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether, in view of the fact that the seizure and condemnation of swine on the ground that they are unfit for human food takes place, not under the Diseases of Animals Act, 1894, but under the Public Health Acts, he will consider (in conjunction with the Board of Agriculture) the desirability of amending those Acts, with the object of securing that compensation shall be paid out of the National Exchequer for pigs condemned as unfit for human food by reason of the existence of tuberculosis, in cases in which the presence of the disease is undiscoverable until after slaughter.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. WALTER LONG,) Bristol, S.
Perhaps the hon. Member will allow me to refer him to the answer which I gave to a Question on this subject on the 29th of April last. † As I then stated, I cannot give any promise on the subject of compensation, especially pending the Report of the Royal Commission on Tuberculosis.