HC Deb 16 May 1904 vol 134 c1398
MR. CHANNING (Northamptonshire, E.)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he will assent to the Motion, standing on this day's Paper, for a Select Committee to inquire into the question of compensation in respect of tuberculosis as it affects farmers as well as butchers, and not proceed further with the Motion for a Select Committee on the Tuberculosis (Animals) Compensation Bill.


The right hon. Gentleman is aware that two private Bills dealing with this subject have been referred to a Select Committee, and as long as that Order for the Select Committee remains on the Paper, I do not think it possible to accede to his request. I think he should negotiate with the gentlemen responsible for those Bills and possibly some agreement may be arrived at.


I will act on the right hon. Gentleman's suggestion.