HC Deb 25 March 1914 vol 60 cc365-6

asked whether the Board will publish their Reports of proceedings under the Diseases of Animals Acts at an early date; and whether he is aware that five months elapsed between the date the Report was submitted by the Secretary and the date when the Report was published?


The Report was laid in dummy on the Table of the House yesterday, and I hope that copies will be available for the use of hon. Members next week. The publication of the Report last year was, as I explained to the House, unfortunately delayed by the long illness of the assistant secretary of the Animals Division, and of the chief veterinary officer of the Board.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the Permanent Secretary to the Board of Agriculture signed the document on the 7th of April, 1913, and it took from that date to the 7th of September, 1913, to publish it?


I am not aware of those facts. I will inquire into them if the hon. Member wishes it.