§ 16. Mr. BOWERMAN
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture, whether, in view of the Order just issued by the Board permitting the landing of Irish cattle at Deptford Foreign Animals Wharf for slaughter there, he will also consider the desirability of removing the restrictions upon the importation from Argentina of live cattle for slaughter at the same market?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
The importation of live animals from Argentina is prohibited in pursuance of the statutory obligations imposed upon the Board by Section 25 of the Diseases of Animals Act, 1894, and legislation would, therefore, be necessary to carry out the suggestion made by my hon. Friend. The Section in question does not apply to Ireland, and in any case the circumstances of the two countries differ materially.