§ MR. STEPHENS (Middlesex, Hornsey)
asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether the information supplied by The Standard newspaper, in its issue of 23rd August, is correct—that a measure has been laid before the Congress, by the President of the Argentina Republic and Minister Pacheco, providing that a bounty of $20 for every ton of be of exported, and a bounty of $6 for every ton of mutton exported, and a bounty of $3 each on cattle exported alive, is to be paid. In the event, which appears certain, that such measure will pass into law; and, whether, having regard to the conditions necessary to maintain our meat supply, he will consider the advisability to communicate with the Government of the Argentine Republic upon the question?
THE SECRETARY (Baron HENRY DE WORMS) (Liverpool, East Toxteth)
The Board of Trade have no official information upon the subject referred to by the hon. Member; but they will communicate with the Foreign Office on the matter.