§ MR. J. P. FARRELL (Longford, N.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether he is yet in a position to repeal the Swine Removal Order so far as Ireland is concerned; 754 whether he is keeping in correspondence with the Irish Department as to the progress of the disease in Ireland; and when he hopes to be in a position to act in the matter.
§ *THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE (Mr. AILWYN FELLOWES, Huntingdonshire, Ramsey)
As I stated in reply to a Question by the hon. Member on the 13th April, † I cannot under existing circumstances hold out a hope of the relaxation of the Order at present. The reports we receive go to show that it is working smoothly and well, and it appears to afford the necessary protection against the introduction of disease into Great Britain with a minimum of loss and inconvenience to those concerned. The returns of the number of outbreaks of disease in Ireland are carefully examined by the Board week by week, but no further correspondence has been necessary.
§ MR. FLAVIN (Kerry, N.)
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that in many districts no inspection at all is carried out?