HC Deb 22 April 1926 vol 194 c1382
63. Mr. HURD

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he can give details of the scheme under which regular shipments of South African cattle are about to be made to this country; and what changes, if any, will be necessary in the Regulations as now applied to the similar Canadian traffic?


With the exception of the brief statements appearing in the Press I have no information as to the scheme referred to in the first part of the question. Under the provisions of the Diseases of Animals Act, 1896, and the Foreign Animals Order of 1910, cattle may be brought from the Union of South Africa to Great Britain for slaughter at an imported animals' wharf within 10 days of landing. The same provisions apply to fat stock imported from Canada and the United States for slaughter at the ports, but are quite distinct from the Regulations under the Importation of Animals Act, 1922, which govern the import of Canadian store cattle.


Is it proposed to extend the provisions in regard to store cattle from South Africa?


I have no power to do so.