HC Deb 29 April 1913 vol 52 cc976-7
21. Mr. FIELD

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether he has received a resolution with regard to the detention of lambs and pigs; and whether he intends to withdraw or modify the Order?


Representations in general terms have been made to me respecting the detention of Irish lambs and pigs at the landing places, but after making careful inquiries I am satisfied that no good would be done by the withdrawal or modification of the Order to which the hon. Member refers.


I beg to give notice that in consequence of the unsatisfactory reply, I shall be obliged to raise this question on the Adjournment.


May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether the resolution referred to in the question was not a resolution of a great meeting of the cattle trade of Ireland, presided over by the hon. Gentleman, and at which a resolution was passed asking the hon. and learned Member for Waterford, the hon. and learned Gentleman the Member for Trinity College, and myself to co-operate in moving the Adjournment of the House in order to arraign the conduct of the right hon. Gentleman in this matter?


I have had so many resolutions from various sides that I cannot carry them all in my head. I have no doubt the resolution referred to did make some such request.