§ Brigadier-General Clifton Brown
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that cows which have passed a tuberculin test are being sold at markets as such, though they have not come from tuberculin-tested herds; and, in view of the danger that these cows may have contacted tuberculous animals since their last test, will he tighten up the regulations accordingly, so that only cows from tuberculin-tested herds can be qualified for a T.T. certificate.
§ Mr. T. Williams
The reply to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative. With regard to the latter part, the only markets that are subject to official regulation as to the classes of cattle that may be sold are those authorised under the Tuberculosis (Attested Herds) Scheme. At such markets the only cattle that may now be sold are cattle from herds within this Scheme, and cattle from herds licensed for the production of tuberculin-tested milk.