HC Deb 04 May 1926 vol 195 cc204-5

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India if he will recommend through the Secretary of State for India that the principal of the Punjab Veterinary College, Lahore, or other suitable officer, he appointed to the Commission which is investigating the maintaining of the health of agricultural animals and for combating contagious diseases, as otherwise no specialist is included on this Commission with special knowledge of the diseases of animals peculiar to India?


(for Earl WINTER-TON): I presume that my hon. Friend refers to the Royal Commission on Agriculture. If so, the possibility of appointing a recognised veterinary authority as one of the members was carefully considered, but was not found practicable. The Commission an will, of course, take evidence from veterinary experts.


May I ask my Noble Friend if he will be so good as to represent to the Secretary of State for India the vitally important consideration of the question of fitness in animals and cattle of all kinds, as well as the question of religion, which enters into this especially re cattle?