§ MR. FFRENCH
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he aware that the Wexford County Council passed a resolution disapproving of the Amendment Bill to the Veterinary Surgeons Act of 1881; and whether, in view of the interference of this Bill with the interest of stockholders, the Government will alter it.
§ MR. BIRRELL
I have received resolutions from several county councils in Ireland protesting against the proposed amendment of the Veterinary Surgeons Acts. I understand that an Amendment Bill is being promoted by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. It has not yet been introduced and the question whether it will take the form of a Government measure has not been decided. The question of the Bill in its relation to Ireland is receiving the consideration of my hon. friend the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture.