HC Deb 02 May 1906 vol 156 cc562-3
MR. CROMBIE (Kincardineshire)

I beg to ask the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, whether pleuro-pneumonia and foot-and-mouth disease are at present rife in Argentina and the United States of America; and, if so, whether the Board of Agriculture intends to prohibit the landing of cattle from America for slaughter at the ports.


We have no information that pleuro-pneumonia is prevalent either in Argentina or the United States. Foot-and-mouth disease is known to be prevalent in Argentina, but no case has been reported from the United States since 1903. The importation of cattle from Argentina is already prohibited, but similar action is not necessary in the case of cattle from the United States.