§ 32. Mr. HARCOURT JOHNSTONE
asked the Minister of Agriculture what 1378 methods he intends to adopt in order to utilise his grant of £750,000 to clear herds from disease; whether he will assist in establishing tubercle-free herds by a grant towards the cost of testing and inspection of accredited herds under the marketing scheme; whether the county agricultural committees are expected to co-operate with (him; and whether any part of the grant will be available for strengthening the county veterinary staff for the purpose of eradicating disease?
§ Mr. ELLIOT
The questions raised by the hon. Member are under consideration both by the Departments concerned and by the Cattle Diseases Committee of the Economic Advisory Council. I am not in a position to make a statement.
§ Mr. JOHNSTONE
Will the right hon. Gentleman let me know when his inquiries are complete so that I may put down the question again?