HC Deb 10 December 1912 vol 45 c258

asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) whether he is aware that complaints have been made that preferential treatment with regard to available quarantine space in Great Britain has been received by large consigners of cattle from Ireland; whether, having regard to the fact that his Department is the only authority that can secure fair play to small shippers by withholding licences for shipment and regulating their issue in such a way that every applicant will have his case considered, and, if at any time refused, his next application will have priority over those previously granted; and whether, in all cases, the. tenant farmers who feed cattle will receive special consideration?

Mr. T. W. RUSSELL (Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Ireland)

It would not be practicable for the Department to take the action as suggested in this question.

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