HC Deb 21 March 1906 vol 154 cc391-2

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Resolutions were passed by the County Council, Queen's County, the County Committee of Agricultural and Technical Instruction, the Slievemargy and Ossory Agricultural Societies in the same county, protesting against the withdrawal of the prohibition against the importation of Canadian store cattle, on the grounds I that it would be ruinous to the interests of small farmers, and almost certain to introduce cattle disease to the country; and will he say whether the prohibition will be withdrawn; and if, so, on what date.


The Department of Agriculture have received Resolutions to the effect indicated in the Question. The prohibition referred to is imposed by statute.