§ MR. HARVEY LEWIS
said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether he has received information that the provinces of Friesland and Groningen are entirely free from the Rinderpest; and, if so, whether it is his intention to take steps to modify the existing restrictions on the importation of cattle and sheep from those provinces?
§ SIR GEORGE GREY
said, in reply, that representations had been received by the Privy Council that the two provinces mentioned by the hon. Member were free from the cattle disease, and application had been made that the prohibition with respect to the importation of cattle might be relaxed with respect to those two provinces; but before the application was complied with, it was thought desirable to institute inquiries to ascertain what security there would be that cattle professedly brought from those provinces might not, in reality, be brought from time to time from other parts of Holland.