§ MR. FIELD (Dublin, St. Patrick)
To ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the Russian Government propose to give a grant to enable refrigerating cars to be placed on the State railways in connection with vessels fitted to convey dead meat and refrigerated produce into Great Britain; and that some colonial and other Governments have granted bounties on subsidised meat exports; and whether he will institute inquiries, and consider the advisability of recommending the Government to grant to the carrying corporations of Great Britain and Ireland an amount sufficient to improve the carriage of live stock within the three kingdoms, so as to prevent damage and delay.
(Answered by the President of the Board of Trade.) As regards the first paragraph, I am aware that the matter referred to has been discussed in Russia, but I have no official information as to any definite proposal of the Russian Government. The answer to the second paragraph is in the affirmative. I see no reason for recommending a grant for the purpose named in the last paragraph.