HC Deb 05 March 1923 vol 161 cc25-6
43. Commander BELLAIRS

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will state the conditions under which cattle from Great Britain are now admitted into, Canada?


As the reply is rather long, I propose, with the hon. and gallant Member's permission, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the reply:

At present, owing to recent outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease, the import of cattle from England and Wales into Canada is prohibited. Cattle from Scotland are admitted provided the animals, are accompanied by the usual certificates and by an affidavit from the shipper that they have been in Scotland for 60 days immediately before shipment.

Cattle from Scotland must also comply with the following general Regulations in regard to animals coming from Great Britain:—

An import permit for cattle must first be obtained from the Canadian Ministry of Agriculture, and animals must be landed at Vancouver, Victoria, Quebec, St. John, Halifax or Charlottetown. They must be accompanied by (a) a veterinary certificate and (b) an export certificate-issued by the Ministry stating that the district whence the animals come has been free from cattle plague, contagious pleuro-pneumonia and foot-and-mouth disease for six months prior to shipment. The animals are examined on arrival and must then go into quarantine for 30 days. If six months old or over the cattle will not be discharged from quarantine until they have been submitted to the tuberculin test.

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