HC Deb 04 August 1914 vol 65 c1909
70. Mr. FIELD

asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) whether, in view of the freedom of Ireland from foot-and-mouth distemper, he is prepared to reconsider the existing scheduled areas and enable the live stock trade to resume normal conditions?

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

Restrictions on the movement of animals in Ireland are now confined to an area of about seven miles radius from the scene of the last outbreak in county Tipperary. The question of the return to normal conditions of the export trade in live stock to Great Britain is, of course, one for the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries. I am hopeful, however, that the position in Ireland will be regarded as warranting a substantial modification of the Board's present regulations at an early date.