HC Deb 03 March 1890 vol 341 c1641

I beg to ask the Minister for Agriculture whether he is disposed favourably to consider the extension of the provisions of "The Market and Fairs (Weighing of Cattle) Act, 1887," to auction marts where fat cattle are sold?


The administration of the Markets and Fairs (Weighing of Cattle) Act rests with the Local Government Board; but I should have no objection to proposals for increased facilities for the sale of cattle by live weight. There is a Commission now sitting on market rights and tolls which, I understand, has had submitted to it, amongst other questions, proposals for the amendment and extension of the Statute referred to by the hon. Member, and it may be desirable to wait for their recommendations before any decision is taken on the question.