HC Deb 24 March 1913 vol 50 c1314

asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) under what Section and under what Act he closed the Irish ports against English cattle when foot-and-mouth disease appeared in the latter country in recent years?

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

I beg to refer the hon. Member to the powers of making Orders as to disease and movement generally which Section 22 of the Diseases of Animals Act, 1894, vests in the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries as regards Great Britain, and Section 65 of the same Act, coupled with Section 2 of the Agriculture and Technical Instruction (Ireland) Act, 1899, extend to the Department as regards Ireland.

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