HC Deb 28 May 1883 vol 279 c943

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Whether, seeing that the season has now arrived when the Metropolitan Cattle Market is generally largely attended by buyers from the South Coast watering places, and in view of the largely increased supply of live stock now coming from Canada (probably more than in any former year), it is not possible to place that market upon the same footing as the other large cattle markets in Liverpool, Manchester, Wakefield, &c.?


Sir, I am sorry to say, in the present unfortunate prevalence of foot-and-mouth disease in the country, the Privy Council do not deem it expedient to remove the restriction on the movement of cattle out of the Metropolis which have been exposed in the Metropolitan Cattle Market. It has happened that on each occasion when the restrictions have been modified, and animals have been allowed to be removed, though only for the purpose of slaughter, and then only by licence, that diseased animals have been moved into the country.