HC Deb 13 February 1911 vol 21 c678

asked if the shipments of Chinese pork are increasing to this country; whether over 24,000 carcases arrived at Liverpool from China last year; if every one of these carcases was examined; and how many were passed as free from disease and how many were rejected?


Fewer carcases were imported during 1909 than during 1910, but, as the importations of Chinese pork did not commence until July of the former year, I should hesitate to say whether the shipments are increasing. I understand that 23,246 carcases were received at Liverpool during last year, and that the whole of these were examined. Of this number, 343 were condemned on account of unsoundness which developed in transit, and 352 on account of disease or abnormal conditions.


Would it not be better to put a tax on Chinese pigs rather than on Indian tea?