§ 28. Mr. GUINEY
asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) whether his Department will take the necessary steps to ascertain the views of the county, rural, and urban councils in Ireland as to the advisability of extending to Ireland the proposals now made in England for payment for tuberculous cattle compulsorily slaughtered by order of the local authorities in Ireland?
§ Mr. RUSSELL
The question of dealing with tuberculous cattle in Ireland on lines similar to those proposed to be adopted in England by the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries is under the consideration of the Department, who are in communication 515 with the Board on the subject. The Department are not at present in a position to make any further statement in the matter.