§ MR WEIR
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board, seeing that under the Medical Department of the Local Government Board Vote there are two separate items for contingencies of£800 and£2,000, the former item under Sub-Head R, National Vaccine Establishment, and the latter under Sub-Head S, will he state in more detail the nature of this expenditure.
MR. GRANT LAWSON
The two amounts referred to are intended to meet any temporary extension of staff at the vaccine establishments of the Local Government Board, and the cost of purchasing and keeping additional calves, and any extra incidental expenses which may be rendered necessary if smallpox continues to prevail, and there is in consequence an excessive demand for lymph. It is impracticable to state in detail what sums may be required on these accounts.