HC Deb 20 December 1906 vol 167 c1713
MR. WATT (Glasgow, College)

I beg to ask the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to the fact that statistics show that Canadian cattle are the healthiest cattle in the world; and whether, in view of this, along with the knowledge that the majority of Liberal Members of the House have pledged themselves to free trade in this matter, he will promise legislation for the free importation, but with adequate inspection, of Canadian cattle.


I am afraid I cannot give my hon. friend the promise he desires. The House of Commons, in whose hands the Question was left, have decided against the view entertained by my hon. friend and a large number of other hon. Members on this side of the House. There the matter must remain until by another vote the House think proper to revise their decision.