HC Deb 04 May 1904 vol 134 cc385-6
CAPTAIN ELLICE (St. Andrews Burghs)

I beg to ask the hon. Member for North Huntingdonshire, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, whether, in the interest of the health of our herds, the Board of Agriculture can advice His Majesty's Government to remove the existing restrictions upon the importation of cattle from Canada.

MR. AILWYN FELLOWES (Huntingdonshire, Ramsey)

The restrictions to which the hon. and gallant Member refers are prescribed by statute and apply to all animals imported from abroad irrespective of the country of origin. The Board of Agriculture and Fisheries have, therefore, no power to take action in the matter in the manner suggested.