The best I have is the districts that were tested last year. By provinces: Quebec 3, Ontario 7, Manitoba 1, New Brunswick 4. These were started last year and completed. Those that are being retested are: Quebec 10, Ontario 9, Manitoba 7, Saskatchewan 5, British Columbia 1.
Does the minister contemplate that when he brings down his supplementaries sufficient money will be forthcoming to carry on activities in all the districts that have been accepted, or will some of them have to lie over for another year?
We are hopeful of getting sufficient money to take care of all those with which we can deal with our present staffs. It will probably not be possible to cover all the districts that have been accepted, during this coming summer.
The minister said something about retests in the areas that have been under accreditation for some time and are restricted areas. In the light of past experience, how nearly is this test satisfactory and how nearly have the restricted areas been kept clean of tuberculosis?
This list shows the restricted areas for the eradication of bovine tuberculosis in which infection has been reduced to one half of one per cent and less. In Prince Edward Island the entire province, comprised of the counties of Kings, Queens and Prince, has been reduced to one half of one per cent. In New Brunswick nine counties have been similarly reduced; in Quebec 16; in Ontario 6; in Manitoba 1; in Saskatchewan 13; in British Columbia 1.
That seems to be a very satisfactory situation. Can the minister give us any information as to what happens in the case of accredited herds that are not in restricted areas? Has the experience been similar in that respect?