HC Deb 18 October 1909 vol 12 cc5-6

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is now in a position to state the nature of the reply, if any, received to the communication recently addressed to the Argentine Government requesting detailed information as to the steps taken either by the federal or the provincial governments to deal with the suppression of foot-and-mouth disease?

Captain NORTON (Lord of the Treasury)

Perhaps my hon. Friend will allow me to answer this question. A communication was received from the Argentine Government on the 11th inst., which affords very valuable information as to some of the matters which the Board are required to take into account in deciding whether or not animals brought from Argentina can be allowed to be landed in this country. But before any decision can be arrived at additional information is required, with regard to which a further communication will at once be addressed by the Board to the Foreign Office.