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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — League of Nations. – in the House of Commons on 20th February 1922.

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Photo of Colonel William Nicholson Colonel William Nicholson , Petersfield

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asked the Minister of Agriculture whether his attention has been called to the fact that a cattle dealer recently sent 400 Irish cattle, which he had bought at Bristol, to Chichester, with the intention of offering them for sale at Chichester Market on Wednesday, 8th February, but owing to the regulations issued by the Ministry of Agriculture he was prohibited from bringing them into the market, and that in spite of the regulations he was allowed to sell 80 of these cattle to another dealer who sent them by road from Chichester to Sheet, in Hampshire, where they spent the night, and then to Colemore; whether he can state who gave permission to the dealer to sell them, who allowed them to be driven on the roads, and who allowed the cattle to be moved from Sussex to Hampshire; and whether the authorities of Hampshire were informed of the Irish cattle being moved into the county?