HC Deb 21 June 1933 vol 279 cc759-60
40. Lieut.-Colonel ACLAND-TROYTE

asked the Minister of Agriculture the number of Canadian cattle imported for immediate slaughter during the last month and the price per live hundredweight obtained for them?


I have been asked to reply. During the four weeks ended 10th June last, 6,410 cattle were imported from Canada. During that period 1,649 were slaughtered at the landing place and 1,592 were licensed out for immediate slaughter. According to my right hon. Friend's information the price of such cattle ranged from 6d. to 71d. per lb. dead weight; this is approximately the equivalent of from 30s. to 38s. per live cwt.

Lieut.-Colonel ACLAND-TROYTE

Is my hon. Friend aware that these cattle are depressing the prices of home-grown cattle, and will he do something to restrict the quantities?


I have answered the two questions which my hon. and gallant Friend asked in his question.