§ 54. Lieut.-Colonel ACLAND-TROYTE
asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he will enter into negotiations with the Canadian Government to ensure that cattle imported from this country to Canada are subject to the same conditions, with regard to quarantine, as Canadian cattle imported into this country; and whether, failing agreement, he will impose similar conditions in this country to those imposed by the Canadian Government?
The SECRETARY of STATE for DOMINION AFFAIRS (Mr. J. H. Thomas)
I am advised that the incidence of animal diseases in this country —such, for instance, as foot and mouth— is different from their incidence in Canada, and the regulations of each country in respect of the import of cattle from the other must be expected to reflect that difference. I do not see my way to adopt the suggestion in the first part of my hon. and gallant Friend's question. The last part of the question does not, therefore, arise.
§ Lieut.-Colonel ACLAND-TROYTE
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that these Canadian regulations are a great handicap to our farmers; and will he consult the Minister of Agriculture and see whether anything can be done to help?