April 15, 1901 (9th Parliament, 1st Session)

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The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE.

We have required the fumigation and cleansing of all oriental incomers. Ordinarily, unless disease is aetualy found we allow them to pass, but the inspection now is more strict. This causes a great increase of work at the William's Head station. We have also to examine vessels coming coastwise from the United States ports which formerly came in without examination. As to the small-pox, we have named officers along the frontier whose duty it is to enforce vaccination upon people coming in from districts in the United States where there is small-pox. This involves heavy expenditure.

Topic:   SUPPLY-PENSIONS TO HEADQUARTERS STAFF, PERMANENT MILITIA.
Subtopic:   THOMAS COTE,
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