HC Deb 08 January 1913 vol 46 cc1183-4

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether, under the proposed new regulations for the Irish cattle trade, shippers of lambs will be required to send the mothers along with the lambs, or during the detention period at the port of landing will the railway or shipping companies be required to provide milk and sucking bottles or other substitutes for the maternal supplies, or is the trade in Irish lambs for slaughter to be put an end to in favour of the New Zealand frozen variety?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of AGRICULTURE (Mr. Runciman)

I have no reason to suppose that the number of unweaned lambs conveyed from Ireland to Great Britain unaccompanied by their dams is such as to present any difficulty when the proposed Order is in operation.