HC Deb 25 June 1907 vol 176 c1152

I beg to ask the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, if he can state what restrictions on the importation of Irish pigs into Great Britain are now in force; with what object are these restrictions kept on; and why were they enforced.


The restrictions now in force are those contained in the Swine Fever (Movement from Ireland) Orders of 1904 and 1906, copies of which I shall be glad to send to the hon. Member. The restrictions were imposed and have been maintained with a view to regulating the movement of swine between Ireland and Great Britain in the same manner as such movement is regulated between district and district in Great Britain with the object of guarding, against the spread of swine fever.