HC Deb 24 October 1935 vol 305 c309

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he has received a report on the tests of the Spahlinger treatment of tuberculous cattle carried out by His Majesty's Government in Northern Ireland, and whether he can make a statement regarding his intentions in relation thereto?

Major GEORGE DAVIES (Lord of the Treasury)

I have been asked to reply. My right hon. Friend has read the report with much interest. It is now being examined by the Committee on Tuberculosis appointed jointly by the Medical Research Council and the Agricultural Research Council. The views of the Committee in detail will not be available for some days, but it is understood that they will probably recommend that, arising out of the report, further investigations should be undertaken in Great Britain. Any such recommendations will be promptly and sympathetically considered by my right hon. Friend.


Can my hon. and gallant Friend say whether, broadly speaking, the results of the test have shown that the claims on behalf of this treatment have been substantiated?


I shall be happy to draw the attention of my right hon. Friend to that question.

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