§ 38. Mr. HAYDEN
asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) whether he is in a position to give the figures for the years 1911 and 1912 relating to the export from Ireland into Great Britain of fat and store cattle, horses, sheep, and swine; and, if so, whether he will state those figures?
§ 39. Mr. HUGH BARRIE
asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) if he will state the numbers and estimated values of store and of fat cattle exported from Ireland during 1910, 1911, and 1912, respectively?
§ 40. Mr. FALCONER
asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland), whether he can state the number of cattle exported from Ireland to other parts of the United Kingdom in each of the years 1911 and 1912, distinguishing between cattle exported for slaughter at the port of landing and store cattle; and whether he can give the figures separately for England and Wales and Scotland.
|Total for period from 1st January to 31st December, 1912||341,633||210,688||618,976||265,241||34,849|
|Total for period from 1st January to 31st December, 1911||269,966||425,563||657,170||342,340||31,710|
|Increase or Decrease||+ 74,667||-214,875||- 38,194||- 77,099||+ 3,139|
|The estimated values were:—Fat cattle, £5,910,456; store cattle, £2,506,309.|
§ Mr. KILBRIDE
Can the right hon. Gentleman state the maximum number of cattle that arrived in any one week; and what the accommodation has been at the ports of embarkation?
§ Mr. FALCONER
Is the right hon. Gentleman in a position to distinguish between Scotland, England, and Wales?
§ Mr. RUSSELL
I hope to be able to give an answer to that part of the question of my hon. Friend next week.
§ Mr. DELANY
May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether he does not attribute the great falling off in store cattle in the last few months to the restriction of the Board of Agriculture in this country?
§ Mr. RUSSELL
The great falling off in store cattle is due, of course, to the prevalence of foot-and-mouth disease and the necessary restrictions.