§ 8. Mr. STANIER
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether he could say when the Board settled that £8 per head be the maximum amount given in compensation for a pig slaughtered under the Swine Fever Orders; and if he will consider whether the sum should now be raised, seeing that the market price for pigs has risen so much in the last year or two?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
The rule prescribing £8 as the maximum compensation payable for a pig slaughtered under the Swine Fever Orders was made when the Swine Fever Act of 1893 came into operation, and remained in force until June, 1907, when the Treasury sanctioned the payment of higher compensation in special cases. I am not aware of any necessity at present for a further revision of the rule.