§ 15. Mr. C. BATHURST
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether he proposes this Session to introduce his promised Bill to deal with outbreaks of Isle of Wight bee disease; and, if so, why, 1149 in view of it probably being unopposed in this House, he does not do so forthwith?
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of AGRICULTURE (Mr. Runciman)
I hope to introduce the Bill to-morrow.
§ Mr. C. BATHURST
Can the right hon. Gentleman arrange, that it shall come into operation as from the beginning of next year?
20. MARQUESS Of TULLIBARDINE
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether his attention has been called to the fact that extensive bee disease exists in Aberdeenshire; and what steps he has taken in the matter?
The SECRETARY for SCOTLAND (Mr. McKinnon Wood)
I am informed that the Board of Agriculture for Scotland have no reason to suppose that extensive bee disease exists in Aberdeenshire. Only one case has been reported from that county. In that, as in other cases from other districts, arrangements were made to have the bees inspected and to advise as to treatment. I may add that the Board are in communication with the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries with regard to legislation for dealing with outbreaks of bee disease.
MARQUESS of TULLIBARDINE
Does the outbreak of disease come under the Board of Agriculture for Scotland or for England?