HC Deb 11 May 1868 vol 192 c18

said, he wished to ask the noble Lord the Vice President of the Committee of Privy Council for Education, Whether the Government have come to any determination as to the relaxation of the rules relating to the importation of Cattle from Spain, Portugal, and France, into the Ports of Liverpool and Southampton?


Sir, the Government have decided that, until the House has had an opportunity of coming to some decision upon the evidence taken before the Metropolitan Foreign Cattle Market Committee, it would be safe to allow cattle from Normandy, Brittany, Spain, and Portugal to Liverpool and Southampton to proceed to inland markets by rail, on condition that the shipper enters into a bond stating that the ships in which he imports cattle have not within a stated period carried cattle from any other countries but those, and have not touched at the ports of any other country on the transit.