HC Deb 19 May 1914 vol 62 cc1769-70
61. Mr. WATT

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether there are at present any Regulations preventing the importation of cattle into Scot land from any of the northern counties of England; and, if so, will he name the counties and say why this embargo has been so placed?

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

Thirty Scottish county authorities have made regulations prohibiting the importation of cattle into their districts from any county which has not made similar regulations. So far as the Board are aware, similar regulations have not been made by any English county, so that at present the movement of cattle from any part of England into the thirty Scottish counties is prohibited. The purpose of the Scottish county regulations is declared to be to prevent the introduction of foot-and-mouth disease into their areas.

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