§ 64. Mr. PATRICK WHITE
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, having regard to the statements made by Ministers when the Diseases of Animals Act, 1878, was before this House that Ireland would be treated as part of the United Kingdom and to the contrary action of the President of the English Board of Agriculture last year, he will now ask the Irish Law Officers to report as to the validity of the action of the President of the English Board in his treatment of Irish cattle during the period when foot-and-mouth disease existed in Ireland?
§ Mr. RUSSELL
There is no reason to think that the Orders could be successfully challenged on the ground of illegality. There is power to make such Orders under Section 22 of the Diseases of Animals Act, 1894.