§ Mr. CHARLES BATHURST
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture whether, in view of the increase in the number of outbreaks of swine fever and of the prevalent view among pig breeders that the disease is confined largely to the premises of dealers and of those who keep store pigs for fattening purposes, the Board will make it compulsory to state in the official report of each case the nature of the herds alleged to be attacked?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of AGRICULTURE (Sir Edward Strachey)
The information before the Board does not confirm the view expressed in the first part of the question as regards dealers' premises. The nature of the herds alleged to be attacked is stated in the official report on each case of swine fever.
§ Mr. C. BATHURST
In view of the answer just given, may I ask when the Board propose to act on the report on this matter by the Departmental Committee?
§ Sir E. STRACHEY
I have already explained to the House in the speech I made recently during the Debate on the Vote on Account what the views of the Board are regarding this matter.