36. Captain SHAW
asked under what Act or Order the importation of Canadian store cattle into this country is prohibited; and if, with a view to reducing the price of beef, he will take steps to have the embargo removed?
Sir A. BOSCAWEN
The Diseases of Animals Act of 1896 forbids the landing in this country of animals from any country except for slaughter at the port of landing. The only exceptions admissible under the Act are with regard to animals intended for exhibition. In these cases quarantine is enforced. No legislation to amend the above-mentioned Act is at present contemplated.