Canadian Cattle Embargo

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons on 15th March 1922.

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Photo of Mr John Sutton Mr John Sutton , Manchester Clayton

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asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that the removal of the embargo on Canadian cattle would be of great benefit to the people in this country, as the wages of the workers are constantly being reduced, considering the number of unemployed persons in the country; and whether he will reconsider his decision on this question and put the recommendations of the Royal Commission into operation at once by removing the embargo?

Photo of Sir Harry Barnston Sir Harry Barnston , Eddisbury

I have been asked to reply. The answer is in the negative. My right hon. Friend does not agree that the removal of the embargo would be of great benefit to the people of this country, or that it would contribute to the solution of the unemployment problem.

Lieut.-Colonel MURRAY:

When can we have an opportunity of discussing that question?

Photo of Sir Harry Barnston Sir Harry Barnston , Eddisbury

Obviously that is a question for the Leader of the House.

Lieut.-Colonel MURRAY:

Will the hon. and gallant Gentleman convey my request to the Leader of the House?