HC Deb 27 April 1871 vol 205 c1779

asked the Vice President of the Council, When it is intended to remove the cordon round London which prevents the free supply for sale, and free distribution when sold, of English cattle fit for the metropolitan market, having regard to the fact that a temporary market for foreign cattle has for some time been established on the river-side under the superintendence of the Government?


said, in reply, that in the Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act there was a provision that unless the City authorities made a water-side market at the end of this year they would lose their market monopoly. He was glad, however, to be able to state that they were taking measures for completing the market within the specified time. He hoped, when that market was finished, that the Government would be able to relax the cordon round London. The temporary river-side market was not sufficient to be relied upon for all cattle imported.