§ Mr. C. BATHURST
asked whether the Board of Agriculture has official information showing that contagious abortion in cattle is seriously on the increase; and, if so, what steps are the Board taking to check its further development?
§ Sir E. STRACHEY
The Board have no official information as to the prevalence of this disease. As the hon. Member is aware, it has been the subject of inquiry by a Departmental Committee, and their Report has been presented to the House. The Board will give very full consideration to the recommendations of the Committee.