HC Deb 10 March 1925 vol 181 c1116
42. Mr. T. KENNEDY

asked the Secretary for Scotland if any decision has been reached on the question of the sheep-dipping Regulations enforced by certain English local authorities, which require the double-dipping of all sheep passing from Scotland to England; and whether, as the Regulations apply to districts in Scotland not affected by disease, he will take steps to secure a modification of what are regarded as unnecessary restrictions, which have a prejudicial effect on the interests concerned?


I have been asked to reply for the Minister of Agriculture. The whole question of the Regulations with regard to sheep-dipping is at present under consideration. My right hon. Friend hopes to be in a position shortly to announce certain new proposals which will, he thinks, go far to meet the difficulties arising from the present situation.


Can the hon. and learned Gentleman state whether the same Regulations operate in Scotland as operate in this country with the men who handle the sheep-dipping?


Yes, they do.


Has the hon. and learned Gentleman considered the advisability of applying this process to all shades of political thought that crosses the border?