Oral Answers to Questions — Canadian Cattle Embargo.

– in the House of Commons on 27th February 1922.

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Photo of Mr William Shaw Mr William Shaw , Forfarshire

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asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he is aware that there is very widespread dissatisfaction with the Government's refusal to act upon the findings of the Royal Commission and to remove the embargo on Canadian cattle; and whether he will give the House an early opportunity of debating this question and the Government's attitude towards it?

Mr. CHAMBERLAIN:

I regret that owing to the pressure on Parliamentary time it is not possible for me to arrange a special day for this discussion. An opportunity will, however, arise if desired, on the Estimates. I must not be taken as accepting my hon. Friend's premises, which are, however, matter for argument rather than question and answer.

Lieut.-Colonel Sir J. HOPE:

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the Farmers' Union in Scotland is almost unanimously in favour of the removal of the embargo?

Mr. CHAMBERLAIN:

If that be so in Scotland, the Farmers' Union in this country is almost unanimously in favour of its retention.