§ 35. Mr. LANE-FOX
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether in future he can arrange that in a suspected case of anthrax, when a farmer has been served with Form A, the Board shall send to him a Report as to whether the case is proved to be one of anthrax or not, to secure the payment of insurance money on the animal; and whether at present the confirmation required by an insurance company can only be obtained by payment of a 10s. 6d. fee to a veterinary surgeon?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
Whenever after the service of Form A the owner of an animal wishes to have a copy of the veterinary surgeon's certificate, he has only to ask and the Board will send him a copy at once. But the Board have no knowledge of any case in which an insurance company has acted in the manner mentioned in the last part of the question and I shall be obliged if the hon. Gentleman will send me particulars of any such case which has come to his notice.