HC Deb 03 December 1908 vol 197 cc1680-1
MR. ELLIS DAVIES (Carnarvonshire, Eifion)

I beg to ask the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, whether, in reply to an application from the Carnarvon Farmers' Association for a grant for the purpose of improving the breed of cattle, the Board informed them that they had no fund for the purpose; and whether, in view of the fact that the country's meat supply now depends largely on foreign cattle, the Board will reconsider the question.


The reply to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative. The Board as at present advised are not satisfied that any action on the lines suggested is necessary.

MR. D. A. THOMAS (Merthyr Tydvil)

Are there any funds available for the improvement of cattle-breeding either in this country or in Ireland?


I cannot say.


Will the hon. Gentleman introduce legislation in order to provide funds?


No, Sir, I can make no such promise.