HC Deb 10 April 1905 vol 144 cc994-5
MR. FFRENCH (Wexford, S.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the County Wexford Committee of Agriculture and Technical Instruction passed a resolution inviting the Department of Agriculture to hold an inquiry regarding the restrictions placed on Dr. Gibbon's farm at Sleedagh with reference to the alleged existence of swine fever on it, and the consequent loss and trouble sustained by him although swine fever did not exist on his farm; and whether he will see that the inquiry called for will be held.

(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) Restrictions were placed on the farm because of the movement to and from the land of an animal belonging to another person on whose premises swine fever had appeared. The restrictions were necessary and usual, and it is not proposed to hold the inquiry suggested.