Bovine Tuberculosis.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons on 22nd March 1922.

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Photo of Sir Patrick Ford Sir Patrick Ford , Edinburgh North


asked the Minister of Agriculture if he is aware of the alleged discovery by the Pasteur. Institute, of Lille, of a vaccine for conferring immunity from tuberculosis on bovine animals; and, in view of the fact that the Pasteur Institute is so largely supported by the French Government as to be almost an official Department, will he consider the advisability of requesting his colleague at the Foreign Office to institute suitable inquiries of the French Government with a view of enabling the treatment to be introduced into this country as soon as possible?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. I understand, however, that the investigation is still in an experimental stage, and the action suggested by my hon. Friend would be premature at the moment. The progress of the investigation is, however, being carefully watched by the Ministry.