HC Deb 18 March 1895 vol 31 c1251

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether, on or about the 17th December, 1894, a report was received at the Foreign Office from the British Consul at Antwerp, that two shiploads of Canadian cattle, landed at that port a few days previously, had been found to be suffering from pleuro-pneumonia, and that most stringent orders had in consequence been issued that no further cargoes of Canadian cattle should be permitted to land in Belgium; and, if so, whether the Minister of Agriculture was at once informed of the fact?


A report to this effect was received from Acting-Consul Lydcotte on the 29th December, and was at once sent to the Board of Agriculture. I am informed that the Colonial Office also communicated the same information to the Board of Agriculture immediately.