HC Deb 08 May 1919 vol 115 c1152W
Brigadier-General Sir OWEN THOMAS

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture whether, in view of the increase in tuberculous cattle in this country and the consequent danger to young children due to the consumption of infected milk, he will put in force the Order for compulsory notification by the owners of such cattle, which was suspended in 1914, and secure to the owners a fair compensation for cattle compulsorily slaughtered?


The Tuberculosis Order of 1914 was issued under powers given to the Board by the Diseases of Animals Act, 1894, with the view of preventing the spread of tuberculosis in cattle. It has been decided to reissue the Order as soon as the Milk and Dairies Act comes into operation. The Order provides for compensation according to scale for cattle slaughtered under its provisions.

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