§ MR. BULL (Hammersmith)
I beg to ask the hon. Member for North Huntingdonshire, as representing the Board of Agriculture, whether it is the intention of His Majesty's Government to introduce legislation this session dealing with the prevalence of glanders, having regard to the fact that more horses have been attacked by this disease in the Uinted Kingdom in 1904 than in any one of the preceding twenty years.
§ MR. AILWYN FELLOWES
It is the case that there has recently been a considerable increase in the prevalence of glanders, and my noble friend, the President of the Board, has for some time past been in communication with the Treasury and the local authorities in London, Glasgow, and elsewhere, as to the steps to be taken to bring about a better condition of things. The difficulty of more effective administration is more one of finance than of further statutory powers.