§ MR. CHEETHAM
said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If the Government will suspend the operation of Part I. of the Cattle Diseases Prevention Act, relating to the slaughtering of animals, and compensation for the same after the 10th of May?
§ SIR GEORGE GREY
said, in reply, that these clauses, as originally enacted, 260 were to remain in force only till the 15th of April, but they were continued by Order in Council till the 10th of May. The Privy Council had not yet been called on to consider the question of their continuance beyond that period; but, from the communications which had reached him from different parts of the country, where great advantage had resulted from the operation of these clauses—in fact the diminution of the cattle plague was attributed very much to their operation—he thought an Order in Council would be passed to continue the operation of these clauses beyond the 10th of May.