§ MR. JOHN HUTTON (Yorks, Richmond)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether, on account of the serious loss and inconvenience caused to farmers and others by the Markets and Fairs (Swine Fever) Order in the North Riding of Yorkshire and elsewhere, he can withdraw or modify such Order?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE (Mr. W. H. LONG,) Liverpool, West Derby
I have had under consideration the various representations which have been made to me on the subject of the Order to which my honourable Friend refers, and have arrived at the conclusion that the time has come when it might with advantage be withdrawn, certain necessary restrictions on movement being imposed in districts in which swine fever unfortunately still exists. Orders to this effect have been prepared, and will be issued in the course of the next few days.