§ Mr. BIGLAND
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, in view of the statement by Lord Carrington referring to the embargo on Argentine cattle to the effect that the Foreign Office is kept constantly informed as to the fluctuations of disease in Argentina, and that the latest reports show that the country is still unable to present a clean bill of health, what official reports dealing with the matter referred to have been received since the 1st January last, and from whom they were received; and would he lay upon the 1370 Table copies of such reports and of any correspondence which has passed between His Majesty's Government and the Argentine Government on this matter since the 1st January last?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sir Edward Grey)
No correspondence has passed on the subject with the Argentine Government since the date mentioned. A report has been received from H.M. Consul at Rosario, dated December 31st, stating that oases of disease had been notified. A report recently received from H.M. Minister at Buenos Aires stated that, in view of the exceptionally virulent character of the present outbreak, measures were being taken for the more effective sanitary supervision of animals.