§ MR. BRIGG (Yorkshire, W.R., Keighley)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, in consequence of the Report of the Anthrax Committee of the Bradford Chamber of Commerce, which points to the fact that the germs of anthrax are to be found in blood stains only, he can relax any of the regulations now in force for the sorting and handling of foreign wools and goats' hair.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Gladstone.) The investigations of the Anthrax Board are not yet completed, and it will be seen, on referring to page 9 of their Report, that dust is still recognised as a source of dagger. It would therefore be premature to propose any alterations in the existing rules at the present time. Relaxations may not prove to be practicable.