HC Deb 25 July 1910 vol 19 cc1911-2W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture whether he will consider the desirability of ordering the thorough disinfection of all ships, boats, and trucks which have been used for the purpose of conveying hides or bones to this country before being subsequently used for the conveyance of feeding stuffs or other merchandise, in view of the number of cases of anthrax which have been attributed to this source of infection?


The matter to which the hon. Member refers is one which is engaging the Board's attention. A notice on the subject was issued to shipowners in 1908, of which many thousands of copies have since been distributed. The Board are considering the advisability of making further representations on the subject to those concerned.