§ Mr. FELL
asked the President of the Local Government Board if he has evidence that the immense shipments of Chinese pork now being made to this country all come from the Yangtse Kiang River Valley, as reported by the Consul at Shanghai was the case with the early and small shipments; if he has evidence that there is no plague or pestilence prevailing in or near any of the districts from which the pork now comes; and if he has received any recent reports from the Consul on the subject?
§ The PRESIDENT of the LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. Burns)
According to the information which I have received, the pigs are obtained from that part of the Yangtse Valley, from which most of the pigs have hitherto been derived. No plague has been reported from this part of China during the present epidemic. The most recent Consular report is, I think, that which was presented in August last.