§ SIR JOHN KINLOCH (Perthshire, E.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture, whether, taking into consideration the enormous loss that is being caused to the farmers of Scotland by the exclusion of Canadian store cattle, he can now hold out any prospect of the ports being reopened?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE (Mr. WALTER LONG,) Liverpool, West Derby
As the hon. Baronet will see from what I said when introducing the Diseases of Animals Bill, I can hold out no prospect of the unrestricted admission of Canadian cattle into the United Kingdom, and, as I then stated, I believe that the permanent maintenance of the conditions under which the trade is now carried on will in the long run be of benefit to all the various interests concerned.