Sheff-Dipping Regulations.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland. – in the House of Commons at on 10 March 1925.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Kennedy Mr Thomas Kennedy , Kirkcaldy District of Burghs

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asked the Secretary for Scotland if any decision has been reached on the question of the sheep-dipping Regulations enforced by certain English local authorities, which require the double-dipping of all sheep passing from Scotland to England; and whether, as the Regulations apply to districts in Scotland not affected by disease, he will take steps to secure a modification of what are regarded as unnecessary restrictions, which have a prejudicial effect on the interests concerned?

Photo of Sir Douglas Hacking Sir Douglas Hacking , Chorley

I have been asked to reply for the Minister of Agriculture. The whole question of the Regulations with regard to sheep-dipping is at present under consideration. My right hon. Friend hopes to be in a position shortly to announce certain new proposals which will, he thinks, go far to meet the difficulties arising from the present situation.

Photo of Mr William Thorne Mr William Thorne , West Ham Plaistow

Can the hon. and learned Gentleman state whether the same Regulations operate in Scotland as operate in this country with the men who handle the sheep-dipping?

Photo of Mr James Sexton Mr James Sexton , St Helens

Has the hon. and learned Gentleman considered the advisability of applying this process to all shades of political thought that crosses the border?