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    THE new Session of Parliament began on Tuesday. From the forecast of legislative business contained in the Queen's Speech, it appears that the most stringent measures are being taken for the eradication of plague at Bombay and Karachi. Against this declaration attention may very well be called to foreign complaints of English apathy in the matter. Prof. Drasche, of Vienna, member of the Supreme Sanitary Council, complains that England has not shown the least interest in adopting any code of regulations for dealing with the plague and confining it within narrow limits; and the Paris press are protesting against our carelessness and neglect of effective precautionary measures. Another item in the Queen's Speech refers to education. A measure for the promotion of primary education will be brought in; and, if time permits, further proposals for educational legislation will be considered. A Bill for the establishment of a Board of Agriculture in Ireland will also be introduced.

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    Notes. Nature 55, 276–279 (1897) doi:10.1038/055276a0

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