§ COLONEL HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture if the attention of the Government has been called to the evidence given before the Select Committee on the Marking of Foreign Meat, and particularly to the unanimous testimony of 44 witnesses, including several leading butchers, as to the frequent supply to consumers of cheap foreign meat as prime English, best Scotch, best Irish, or Welsh mutton, at prices genuine Home-produced articles command; and what steps it is proposed to take to carry out the recommendation of the Committee as to the registration of persons dealing in imported meat?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. MUNDELLA,) Sheffield, Brightside
My right hon. Friend has desired me to answer this question. The evidence taken before the Committee has not yet been circulated, and we cannot make any statement on the subject until we have had an opportunity of fully considering it.