§ 19. Mr. PATRICK WHITE
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether the power exercised by some local authorities in Great Britain of excluding cattle from Ireland is a power conferred by Statute, and, if so, what Statute, or a power conferred by Regulations issued From his Department; and whether any local authority has power to admit cattle from one healthy area and exclude cattle from another equally healthy area within the United Kingdom?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. Herbert Lewis, for Mr. Runciman)
The power in question is conferred upon local authorities by an Order of the Board made under the Diseases of Animals Acts. With regard to the latter part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the Order itself, of which I am sending him a copy.