§ SIR RICHARD PAGET (Somerset, Wells)
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, If he will be good enough to inform the House what progress has been made in the scientific investigations by the Veterinary Staff of the Agricultural Department of the Privy Council with regard to inoculation with attenuated virus in cases of swine fever, which were ordered to be commenced in the month of May last; and, if he is able to state when the Report of Professor Brown on Swine Fever, presented to Parliament on 24th June last, will be delivered to Members?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE DUCHY (Lord JOHN MANNERS) (Leicestershire, E.)
The scientific investigations by the veterinary staff of the Agricultural Department of the Privy Council with regard to inoculation with attenuated virus in cases of swine fever have not yet been commenced in consequence of the difficulty experienced in obtaining suitable premises (which have to be registered under the Act 39 and 40 Vict. c. 77) in which the investigations can be carried on, and in obtaining the necessary licence for the performance of the experiments on living animals. The Report of Professor Brown on swine fever, presented to Parliament on the 24th of June last, is in the hands of the printer, and will shortly be issued. The Department is in communication with the Home Office with the view of obtaining the necessary sanction to complete the investigations.