Oral Answers to Questions — Canadian Cattle Embargo.

– in the House of Commons on 22nd June 1922.

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Photo of Sir Harry Brittain Sir Harry Brittain , Acton

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asked the Prime Minister whether he has had any communication with the Prime-Minister of the Dominion of Canada with reference to the lifting of the embargo against Canadian cattle; and, if so, will he state their result?

Photo of Sir Harry Brittain Sir Harry Brittain , Acton

Is it not possible to find out officially whether Canada regards the promise given as a definite Government pledge, and, if so, must we not keep it whatever may be the result?

Photo of Mr David Lloyd George Mr David Lloyd George , Caernarvon District of Boroughs

Undoubtedly the late Prime Minister made that clear at the meeting of the Imperial Conference.

Photo of Mr Ronald McNeill Mr Ronald McNeill , Canterbury

Has the right hon. Gentleman explained to the Canadian Government that this embargo rests upon a Statute, and that it can only be removed by Parliament?

Photo of Mr David Lloyd George Mr David Lloyd George , Caernarvon District of Boroughs

It is not necessary to state that, because they are well acquainted with the fact. It is a matter of very great importance to Canada.

Photo of Captain William Benn Captain William Benn , Leith

Has the Prime Minister informed the Canadian Government that the Leader of the House has declined to find time for a Bill removing this embargo?

Photo of Major Murdoch Wood Major Murdoch Wood , Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire Central

Has the Imperial Government informed the Canadian Government that His Majesty's Government do not propose to carry out the pledge they gave?