Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: The Ministry has been in communication with county councils and other bodies affected by the recommendations of the Doncaster Area Commission, and the question of the preparation of a Bill to give effect to those recommendations is now under consideration.
Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: Yes, certainly.
Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: For some years it has been known that the serum of animals which have recovered from foot-and-mouth disease, when injected into susceptible animals, will protect them for a few days against the disease. The Foot-and-Mouth Disease Research Committee and scientists on the Continent are actively trying to discover a practical method of giving animals a lasting immunity from the disease, but the...
Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: I am informed that the total capital, including debentures, of the factories in operation last season was about £7,830,000, of which £1,725,000 was believed to be foreign. The figures of foreign-held capital can only be approximate, as a proportion of the shares in beet-sugar factories change hands from time to time in the market.
Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: I very much doubt whether they have, seeing the great shyness which British investors have recently shown in investing in new ventures to produce British sugar.
Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: Any factory which complies with the conditions will benefit, and it is quite proper that it should benefit.
Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part, I am not in a position to make a statement as the evidence resulting from the inquiry I have caused to be made is inconclusive.
Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: I had better wait until I know the result of the inquiry.
Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: I really cannot deal with cases in face of conflicting evidence Until I get the result of the inquiry.
Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: Nine outbreaks occurred during March, four during April and 11 during the first three weeks of May. Of these 24 outbreaks, 20 were attributable to local infection from other outbreaks. In the remaining four cases the source of infection remains obscure.
Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: As the reply contains a number of figures and is necessarily long, I propose, with the hon. Baronet's permission, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: The number of workers, regular and casual, employed on agricultural holdings above one acre in extent, as returned by occupiers on 4th June, 1927, in the parish of East Keal, was 25. Information in respect of the current year is not yet available.
Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: I am not aware of conditions of that kind.
Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: That is really a matter for the Minister of Labour.
Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: No animals have entered the station for export to Australia.
Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: The Australian Government have not yet decided on the conditions of quarantine subject to which they may be prepared to allow importation.
Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: We are in communication with them and I hope we may get a satisfactory settlement.
Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: During the 1927–28 beet sugar manufacturing campaign the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research carried out, under the supervision of the Water Pollution Research Board, working scale experiments on the biological treatment of effluent from one of the largest beet sugar factories in the United Kingdom. Some information about the experiments was given in reply to my hon. Friend the...
Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: Legal proceedings were taken on the 11th May against a firm at Chelmsford for failure to pay the minimum rates of wages during the week in which Good Friday fell. A fine of 10s was imposed, and the arrears of wages were ordered to be paid.
Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness: Yes. This being in the nature of a test ease, I hope there will be no further legal actions.