§ MR. WILLIAM WHITELAW (Perth)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture if the Government proposes to take any steps by joint action with the Canadian Authorities, or otherwise, to discover whether as a fact pleuro-pneumonia does or does not exist in Canada; and if he can state what, if any, regulations exist as to the importation of cattle into Canada?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE (Mr. H. GARDNER,) Essex, Saffron Walden
It would not be practicable for my Department to conduct for itself on the spot any investigation into the sanitary condition of animals in Canada; but, as I have already stated, I shall give attentive consideration to any information on the subject which I may receive from the Canadian Government. I understand that the regulations at present in force in the Dominion require 90 days' quarantine in the case of cattle imported from the Eastern States of the United States; but some modification of this rule appears to be allowed in favour of settlers entering Manitoba and the North-Western Territories.