The organisation of all matters connected with animal disease is uniform throughout Great Britain. Scottish opinion and experience are available through channels corresponding to those in England and Wales. In addition one of the Ministry's Superintending Veterinary Inspectors is stationed in Edinburgh for liaison duties. With regard to the second part of the Question, co-ordination of research in England and Scotland is secured through the Agricultural Research Council, which considers and advises on programmes of research in both countries. In addition direct contact is maintained between the officers of the two Departments of Agriculture concerned with research.