HC Deb 01 August 1906 vol 162 c1036

To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he can state when the Report of the Royal Commission on Tuberculosis will be issued; and whether it is intended to make a definite statement regarding the communicability of bovine tuberculosis to man.

(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) The Royal Commission hoped that the Report which they propose to issue would have been published before the adjournment, but they now find that it will not be practicable to issue it before October. They think it necessary to include in the Appendix a larger amount of experimental detail than they anticipated, and to confirm certain important facts by-additional experiments, which are still under observation. I understand that a definite statement on the communicability of bovine tuberculosis to man will be made in the Report.