§ 12. Sir JOHN SPEAR
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture if he will state what counties beside Devonshire in England and Wales have provided for the notification and segregation of cases of epizootic abortion in cattle; and will he endeavour to induce abstaining counties to adopt the treatment with a view to stamping out the disease?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
The Board have made no Orders dealing with epizootic abortion except the Devonshire Order of last year. In view of the unfavourable opinions generally expressed by agriculturists upon the recommendation of the Departmental Committee, the Board do not consider that they would be justified in imposing similar restrictions elsewhere without clear evidence that they would be acceptable, pending the results of the scientific investigations now being carried on.
§ Mr. C. BATHURST
Is not this matter being admirably dealt with in Cornwall by the voluntary action of the farmers?