§ MR. MENZIES (Lanarkshire, S.)
To ask the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, whether he will consent to alter the date of the second sheep-dipping in the upper, or southern, ward of Lanarkshire from 1st August to 1st July, as arranged for in Section 15, Sub-section 2, of The Sheep Dipping (Scotland) Order, 1905.
(Answered by Sir Edward Strachey.) We have received representations on this subject, which are now under consideration. I hope it may be found practicable to meet special cases in which, owing to the local practice as regards dipping, the Order as it stands would entail the re-dipping of sheep already dipped under proper safeguards in July.