HC Deb 25 February 1914 vol 58 c1786W

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether, in the case of any of the 178 pigs which were slaughtered in Midlothian in the last six months because of swine fever, full value was paid or compensation of them, and subsequently the carcasses, or any of them, were sold in the Edinburgh or other market to the double advantage of the owners?


Full compensation was paid for all the pigs to which my hon. Friend refers, and the carcasses thereupon became the property of the Board, who disposed of them in accordance with the provisions of Section 20 (2) of the Diseases of Animals Act, 1894. No advantage accrued to the owners of the pigs by the sale of the carcasses.