HC Deb 03 May 1869 vol 196 c15

said, he wished to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council, Whether, in the event of a market for foreign animals being established in the Port of London, it is the intention of the Government to remove the restrictions recently imposed on animals brought into the Metropolitan Market, which prevent cattle being removed alive to any place out of the Metropolitan District?


said, in reply, that the only answer he could give to the Question of the hon. Member was that it was the expectation and belief of the Government that, upon such market being made as was contemplated, it would be possible and perfectly safe to remove the cordon round the metropolis. He could not, however, pledge the Government as to what might be done under certain circumstances hereafter. That must depend on the state of the cattle disease on the Continent.