§ 43. Mr. C. BATHURST
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether, in view of the increasing recognition among eminent veterinary experts of the impracticability of the entire eradication of swine fever in Great Britain by means of slaughter and restriction upon movement or otherwise, he will consider the desirability of extending the reference to the Departmental Committee on Swine Fever now sitting, so as to enable them to consider and report upon, not only the question of eradication of the disease, but also that of its efficient control and possible cure?
§ Mr. HERBERT LEWIS
There is no need to extend the reference to the Departmental Committee, which is already sufficiently wide to enable them to consider the questions suggested, and my right hon. Friend understands that they are in fact doing so.
§ Mr. C. BATHURST
May I ask whether the right hon. Gentleman will make that fact known to the Committee? They are not aware of it at the present time.