§ MR. LUPTON (Lincolnshire, Sleaford)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board how many calves were used at the National Vaccine Establishment during the year 1906; what interval of time elapsed, on the average, between the collection of matter from the animals and the slaughter of them; what was the price realised for the veal; what was the total weight sold; and is the meat sold for consumption in the East End or the West End of London.
§ MR. JOHN BURNS
The number of calves used or vaccinated during the financial year 1905–6 at the National Vaccine Establishment was 600. As a rule, the slaughter of the calf takes place the day after the collection of the matter. I have no information as to the other points referred to in the Question. I believe the meat is sold at Smithfield market.