§ Mr. FFRENCH
asked what progress the Irish Board of Agriculture has made in stamping out foul-brood in bees; if there have been any recent cases; and what steps have been taken by the Board of Agriculture to rid the country of this pest?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Department of Agriculture have made Regulations under the Bee Pest Prevention (Ireland) Act, 1908. Thirty-one County Committees of Agriculture have appointed inspectors and executive officers for the purposes of the Act. No recent cases of the disease have been notified to the Department, but close on 500 eases were dealt with by local authorities during the year ended 30th September last.