§ MR. LOWTHER
asked the Vice President of the Council, Whether cattle sent from Ireland to the port of Barrow-in-Furness are inspected either on their departure from Ireland or on their arrival in England; and, if not inspected, if he would explain the reason?
§ MR. MUNDELLA
All cattle exported from Ireland to Great Britain are inspected at the port of embarkation in Ireland by a Government veterinary Inspector. If he finds the cattle to be free from disease, he gives a certificate to that effect. When that certificate is given a licence is issued by a Government licensing officer for the exportation of the cattle to the port in Great Britain specified in the licence. The animals so certified are also branded before being shipped. Cattle presented for shipment to Barrow-in-Furness are inspected and certified to be free from disease by a Government veterinary surgeon before exportation in the same way as all other cattle exports from Ireland to Great Britain.