§ MR. POWER (Waterford, E.)
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney-General for Ireland if the Government intend compensating owners for the loss sustained by them by the death or the destruction, by the directions of the veterinary authorities, of horses suffering from epizootic lymphangitis, in the Waterford district, owing to the fact that the disease was introduced by artillery horses sent from South Africa to Waterford.
§ MR. ATKINSON
The Department, in pursuance of the powers conferred upon them by Section 19 of the Diseases of Animals Act, 1894, propose to make an Order providing for the slaughter of horses in the county Waterford suffering from the disease mentioned, and for the payment of compensation out of the rates to the owner. One-half of the amount of such compensation will, under Section 72 of the Act, be repaid to the local authority from the General Cattle Diseases Fund.