§ 15. Mr. BURNETT
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he proposes to take any steps to deal with the warble-fly pest among cattle?
§ The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Mr. Elliot)
During the warble seasons 1930–1932, demonstrations in the treatment of infested cattle were organised in many counties in England and Wales by the local authorities and a committee of the Leathersellers' Company, whose expenditure for this purpose was partly met by a grant from the Empire Marketing Board. Similar demonstrations were carried out in Scotland. The efficacy of treatment was adequately shown. An advisory 1328 leaflet explaining the life history of the parasite and methods of control is published by the Ministry, and I am in consultation with the National Farmers' Unions of England and Scotland, and with the County Councils' Association, as to the practicability of applying general measures against the pest.