§ Mr. WILKIE
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture if he is aware that French straw has been imported into this country for generations "without any complaint or suspicion whatever; that French straw such as is imported into this country does not come within touch of cattle, but is thrashed, baled, and sent direct to the seaboard for shipment; whether his Board has yet come to any decision with regard to the removal of the embargo on the importation of French straw; and whether there is any prospect of an early removal of the embargo?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of AGRICULTURE (Sir Edward Strachey)
Yes, Sir, and the Board are in communication with the French Government and are awaiting certain information from them. When such information is received the Board will consider if it is possible to modify the present regulations.