§ 53. Commander OLIVER LOCKER-LAMPSON
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether Dr. Spahlinger's bovine treatment for animal tuberculosis has been tested in England or Northern Ireland, and with what result?
§ The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Mr. Elliot)
Apart from a test carried out on an estate in Norfolk in 1929–30, no test of Dr. Spahlinger's vaccine has, so far as I am aware, been carried out in England. An experiment has been in progress in Northern Ireland since December, 1931, under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture for Northern Ireland. An interim report on that test was published in the Veterinary Record of 17th December, 1932. I understand that a final report may be expected shortly.
Were not certain other tests made in England between the years 1929 and 1933, with extremely satisfactory results, which were published in a report and are available for those who want to know them?
§ Mr. ELLIOT
That is not quite so. An interim report has been published, but, as I have said, the final report has not been published.
§ Commander LOCKER-LAMPSON
Can the Minister say whether the English experiments have been satisfactory?
§ Mr. ELLIOT
I have given full information. No tests, so far as I am aware, have been carried out in England.