§ Mr. BARNSTON
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture whether, in view of the increase in the outbreaks of anthrax throughout the country, the Board will institute an inquiry as to the best means of exterminating the disease?
§ Sir E. STRACHEY
The Board's veterinary officers are continuously engaged in making inquiry as to the causes of the spread of this disease, and as to the measures that can most usefully be taken to control it. The Board are also considering what steps can be taken to bring About a more uniform and efficient method of diagnosis. They do not think that a general inquiry on the subject at the present time would be likely to be attended with any beneficial results.