HC Deb 12 March 1866 vol 182 c15

said, he wished to ask the President of the Board of Trade, If he is aware that the Schedules prepared by the Board of Trade, calling upon the owners of live stock to make a return thereof on the 5th day of March, have never been issued in many townships; and how he purposes to insure an accurate return of Cattle throughout the country on a given day?


said, in reply, that in consequence of the notice he had received of the Question of the hon. and gallant Admiral he had made inquiries of those charged with the duty of issuing the schedules, and there was every reason to believe that the officers charged with the duty of issuing schedules for the return of live stock had complied with their instructions, and had sent schedules to all occupiers of land whose names appeared on the Land Assessment Returns. The only persons to whom they had not been sent were some small occupiers, being sub-tenants or persons described as occupiers of houses and gardens. In those cases steps had been taken to ascertain the number of their live stock.


said, that there were to his knowledge many townships in which the occupiers had not had the returns sent to them.