HC Deb 09 March 1896 vol 38 c441

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture—(1) with regard to the fact that in the exercise of his official powers he caused a steamer engaged in the live cattle trade from Australia (the Angers to wit) to be suspended from such traffic by reason of the mortality losses reported as having occurred during the voyage; (2) whether he has similar power to deal with vessels employed in the cross-Channel traffic, and, if so, has he at any time exercised the same; and (3) whether his attention has been drawn to the mortality on board the steamship Argo from Dublin to Bristol last November?


The reply to the first and third Questions of the hon. Member is in the affirmative, and to the second Question in the negative.