Canadian Cattle Embargo.

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine. – in the House of Commons on 17th May 1922.

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Photo of Hon. Aubrey Herbert Hon. Aubrey Herbert , Yeovil

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asked the Minister of Agriculture what has been the average in the last three years of Canadian cattle imported into this country for slaughter?

The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Sir Arthur Boscawen):

The total number of live cattle for food imported from Canada into the United Kingdom in 1921 was 31,974, and in the four months, January to April of this year, 2,193. No importation took place in 1919 or 1920.

Photo of Mr John Sturrock Mr John Sturrock , Montrose District of Burghs

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the present embargo is very seriously interfering with the trade in Canadian cattle, and can he press the cattle—

Photo of Mr John Whitley Mr John Whitley , Halifax

The hon. Member is making his speech in detachments. He should reserve the bits and give them as a complete whole when the occasion arises.