§ 21. Mr. C. BATHURST
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether he has received representations from the County Councils Association urging the Government to adopt the recommendations of the Departmental Committee on Foot-and-Mouth Disease in reference to anthrax; and whether, in view of the continued prevalence of the latter disease and the seriousness of its effect upon humanity, agriculture, and commerce, he will take steps forthwith to carry out such recommendations?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
I have received representations from several public bodies on the subject to which the hon. Member refers. The practicability of carrying out the Departmental Committees recommendations for preventing the introduction of anthrax is being considered jointly 863 by representatives of the Board of Agriculture, the Home Office, and the Board of Trade.