HC Deb 22 July 1902 vol 111 c908
MR. BULL (Hammersmith)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture, having regard to the present high price of beef, and to the fact that the Argentine Republic is stated to be free from foot and mouth disease, if he can state when the trade in beef will be allowed to be resumed from that country.


The withdrawal of restrictions against the importation of Argentine cattle must depend upon the Argentine Government adopting regulations, which in my opinion would be likely to safeguard their country against the introduction of disease, and afford security for a steady trade between this country and the Argentine. I am at present in communication with the Argentine Government on this subject.