§ MR. CROMBIE (Kincardineshire)
I beg to ask the hon. Member for South Somerset as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, whether in consequence of the guarantee demanded by Argentine buyers of breeding cattle that these shall stand the tuberculin test when landed in Argentina, it is the custom for sellers in this country to submit the animals to the test before sending them; and whether those animals that fail to answer the test are used for breeding stock in this country.
§ SIR EDWARD STRACHEY
We have no information to show whether the practice referred to by my hon. friend is customary or not. There is nothing in the present state of the law to prevent owners from testing their cattle with tuberculin, and subsequently using them for breeding purposes.