§ Mr. CHARLES BATHURST
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether, in view of the losses now annually experienced by bee-keepers in Hampshire, Wiltshire, and elsewhere in consequence of the prevalence or recrudescence of Isle of Wight bee disease, the continuous dissemination of disease spores by the non-destruction of refuse from infected hives and the readiness of bee-keepers to submit to reasonable restrictions in the interests 1910 of the health of their broods, he will introduce forthwith and carry through Parliament this Session his Bee Diseases Bill, so as to enable protective measures to be adopted to prevent the reappearance of the disease in the spring of 1913?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. Herbert Lewis, for Mr. Runciman)
I would refer the hon. Member to the written answer given on Friday last to-the hon. Member for the Aylesbury Division of Buckinghamshire. My right hon. Friend hopes that the Bill will become law this Session.