Canadian Cattle Embargo.

Oral Answers to Questions — Genoa Conference. – in the House of Commons on 29th March 1922.

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Photo of Mr John Cairns Mr John Cairns , Morpeth


asked the Minister of Agriculture if he is aware that our homebred animals are rapidly deteriorating and becoming affected with tuberculosis, that is, cattle, sheep, and pigs; and, if that is so, will he remove the embargo and allow healthy cattle, etc., to come in from Canada and thus introduce fresh blood into our stock, and therefore enable us to get cheaper and better milk and cheaper meat?


The reply to the first part of the question is emphatically in the negative. The second part does not, therefore, arise.

Photo of Mr John Cairns Mr John Cairns , Morpeth

Has the right hon. Gentleman's attention—[HON. MEMBERS: "Speak up!"]—is the embargo to remain on?


I cannot hear the question of the hon. Gentleman.

Photo of Mr John Whitley Mr John Whitley , Halifax

Perhaps the hon. Gentleman had better put the question down.