§ 25. Mr. STANIER
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture what is done with the manure and hides at the lairages where cattle from Ireland are landed, and if there is any attempt to disinfect before removal?
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of AGRICULTURE (Mr. Runciman)
The Foreign Animals Order of 1910 prohibits the removal of manure and hides from a foreign animals' wharf except with the 2031 permission of an inspector of the Board. Manure must be disinfected to the satisfaction of the inspector before removal, and if he is of opinion that either manure or hides may introduce disease, they are destroyed, or otherwise dealt with, in accordance with the instructions given by the Board.
§ Mr. C. BATHURST
Can the right hon. Gentleman arrange that this manure shall not be thrown overboard in the Mersey or the Avon to carry infection generally through the land?
§ 26. Mr. STANIER
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture if he has now decided to take any judicial action in the case of the foot-and-mouth disease not being reported in the Leicestershire outbreak?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
The local authority for Leicestershire have decided to institute proceedings against the persons in charge of the animals first affected with foot-and-mouth disease at Great Bowden for failure to give notice in conformity with the requirements of Article 1 of the Foot-and-Mouth Disease Order of 1895.