HC Deb 23 June 1930 vol 240 c793
44. Brigadier-General BROWN

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that bulls rejected in Ireland as scrub bulls unfit for breeding purposes are being sold in the cattle markets of this country; and whether he will initiate legislation to prevent all such bulls from being sold over here except for slaughter?


The reply to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. I am considering the practicability of taking legislative action which will deal not only with the rejected bulls from Ireland, but with the elimination of scrub bulls generally.


Does not that prove that the Irish Free State Minister of Agriculture looks after his industry?


Will the right hon. Gentleman take every possible care to see that no unfair embargo is placed upon the importation of Irish bulls into this country?

Brigadier-General BROWN

Is it not a fact that some of these Irish bulls which have been rejected over there with the mark on have had the tab taken out of their ears and been sold in these markets, and the farmers have not understood that they have been rejected?