HC Deb 22 November 1911 vol 31 c1187

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether he has yet received any information to the effect that the Bureau of Animal Industry at Washington have decided not to admit the importation of live stock from Great Britain into the United States of America until the origin of the recent outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease have been satisfactorily traced; and, if so, what steps he proposes to take in the matter?


The Board have received no official communication on the subject, but I have reason to think from information which has reached me during the past few days that some misunderstanding as to the position has arisen, and I am in communication with the representatives of the United States Government on the subject.

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