§ Mr. POLLOCK
asked the Secretary to the Board of Agriculture whether he is aware that there was an outbreak of swine fever in January, 1913, among the swine belonging to William Dowse, of 6, Brunswick Street, Leamington, and that swine to the number of forty-seven, and value of £90, were slaughtered under an order of an inspector of the Board; whether the Board have refused to grant any compensation for this loss to William Dowse; if so, on what grounds this decision has been arrived at; and whether it is in accordance with the previous practice of the Board in such cases?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
An outbreak of swine fever was confirmed on Mr. Dowse's premises on 18th January. Two pigs only were slaughtered by order of the Board, and compensation was paid on the scale authorised by the Diseases of Animals Act, 1894. The Board dealt with this case in accordance with their usual practice.