HC Deb 17 May 1922 vol 154 c360
65. Mr. A. HERBERT

asked the Minister of Agriculture what has been the average in the last three years of Canadian cattle imported into this country for slaughter?

The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Sir Arthur Boscawen)

The total number of live cattle for food imported from Canada into the United Kingdom in 1921 was 31,974, and in the four months, January to April of this year, 2,193. No importation took place in 1919 or 1920.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the present embargo is very seriously interfering with the trade in Canadian cattle, and can he press the cattle—


The hon. Member is making his speech in detachments. He should reserve the bits and give them as a complete whole when the occasion arises.