HC Deb 16 July 1877 vol 235 c1326

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether the Irish Privy Council have considered the expediency of relaxing the regulations prohibiting the importation of stock into Ireland from Great Britain, especially of sheep and pigs, which cannot convey any infection of cattle plague?


Sir, it has been thought better to retain these restrictions in force while any risk remained; and I believe the cordon which was established round the London metropolitan district has not yet been removed. But the Privy Council probably will shortly again allow the importation of stock into Ireland, especially sheep and pigs.