§ MR. FIELD (Dublin, St. Patrick's)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether he has taken any efficient measures to insure the humane treatment of live stock by sea and land within the bounds of the three Kingdoms, and to prevent undue delay in transit; and whether he will advise the appoint- 1454 ment of a Commission of Inquiry into this matter?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE (Mr. H. GARDNER, Essex, Saffron Walden)
I am afraid I can only refer the hon. Member to what has already been stated by my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade and myself, in reply to the previous inquiries he has made on this subject. No further complaints have reached me, and I do not think that the appointment of a Commission of Inquiry is necessary; but if the hon. Member would communicate to me any facts of which he may be in possession, or any practical suggestions which occur to him for the improvement of the transit arrangements, I should be very glad to consider them, and to confer personally with him on the subject.