HC Deb 05 June 1907 vol 175 c683
Mr. WATT (Glasgow, College)

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland if his attention has been called to the recent action by Messrs. Boyd, of Carnmoney, against the Corporation of Belfast for the wrongful seizure of two pig carcases said to be affected with tuberculosis; and if, in view of that litigation, ho will appoint a veterinary surgeon to whom such cases in Scotland can be referred, rather than to the Law Courts, which entail delay and expense on traders.


The case referred to by my hon. friend has not been brought under my notice. It would not be possible without legislation to compel cither traders or corporations to refer such questions to an arbiter, and I do not see my way to introduce a Bill on the subject.