HC Deb 17 April 1907 vol 172 cc950-1

To ask the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, if, in view of the opinions as to the danger to human life from the consumption of tuberculous milk expressed in the Interim Report of the Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the relations of human and animal tuberculosis, he will now reconsider the advisability of issuing a general order to compel the notification of cases of disease of the udder in cows which are kept for the purpose of selling their milk.

(Answered by Sir Edward Strachey.) The Report of the Commission is receiving our careful consideration. The matter is, however, one primarily affecting the public health, for which my right hon. friend the President of the Local Government Board is responsible, and with whom my noble friend proposes to confer on the subject. We quite recognise its importance.