§ Sir J. Lucas
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that certain agricultural papers give advice suggesting the sale in the local markets of cows suffering from tuberculosis and other infectious or contagious diseases; and whether, in the interests of the health of our population and of the purity of our herds, he will consider the policy of slaughter with compensation as in the case of foot-and-mouth disease?
The reply to the first part of the Question is in the negative. With regard to the latter part, the suggestion made by my hon. and gallant Friend is impracticable.