§ Mr. FIELD
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether the attention of the Law Officers or other legal advisers of the Board of Agriculture before and in connection with advising of the restriction of the landing of cattle from any part of Ireland was directed by the Board to the remarks of the then Lord President of the Council in the Debate on the introduction of the Contagious Disease of Animals Act of 1878, of which Act the Act of 1894 in every relevant respect, except its addition of a special Section, Section 66, to make provision for securing uniformity between Britain and Ireland, is merely a consolidating re-enactment as a Bill?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
The remarks to which my hon. Friend refers were considered by the legal advisers of the Board.
§ Mr. FIELD
also asked whether the Board, before making Orders either in the present year or in 1912 prohibiting or 209W restricting the landing of cattle from any part of Ireland on account of the existence of foot-and-mouth disease in some part of Ireland, sought the opinion of the Law Officers of the Crown as to the existence or otherwise of legal warrant for such Orders?