Livestock (Imports).

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture. – in the House of Commons on 5th June 1924.

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Photo of Sir Berkeley Sheffield Sir Berkeley Sheffield , Brigg

54.

asked the Minister of Agriculture the total number of imported cattle and livestock generally landed in this country since 1st January, 1924?

Photo of Mr Noel Buxton Mr Noel Buxton , Norfolk Northern

The numbers of livestock landed at ports in Great Britain in the five months January to May, 1924, as returned by the Ministry's inspectors at the ports, were

Cattle400,017
Sheep135,329
Swine118,334
These figures include 376,390 cattle, 134,570 sheep, and 118,069 swine from Ireland.

Photo of Mr John Simpson Mr John Simpson , Taunton

Can the right hon. Gentleman say how these figures compare with those of last year?

Photo of Mr Noel Buxton Mr Noel Buxton , Norfolk Northern

I should not like to give figures without giving them exactly. Perhaps the hon. Member will put down a question.

Photo of Sir Berkeley Sheffield Sir Berkeley Sheffield , Brigg

55.

asked the Minister of Agriculture if all cattle imported into this country are inspected at the ports of landing by specially trained qualified veterinary surgeon inspectors, under the direction of the Ministry of Agriculture, and has any case of foot-and-mouth disease been discovered by the inspectors amongst any of the cattle landed?

Photo of Mr Noel Buxton Mr Noel Buxton , Norfolk Northern

All animals imported into this country are landed at specially authorised premises, at which they are examined by qualified veterinary inspectors appointed for the purpose by the Ministry. In no case during the present outbreak has foot-and-mouth disease been found to exist in animals on landing.