HC Deb 09 November 1933 vol 281 cc323-4

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he can make a statement on the future of the London quarantine station?

76. Brigadier-General CLIFTON BROWN

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware of the apprehension of pedigree-stock breeders and of breed societies that the London quarantine station may be closed down; arid whether, in view of the fact that it only cost his Department £700 a year and that many thousands of pounds worth of stock are annually exported to our Dominions thereby, he will take steps to keep it in being?


I read with much interest the figures given in the Labour Gazette indicating a rise in real wages recently.

Lieut.-Colonel ACLAND-TROYTE

Is not the reduction in imports of chilled beef largely met by an increase in the imports of offal and tinned meat?


No, Sir.

Following are the particulars:


I am aware of the importance which stock-breeders attach to the London quarantine station for exported pedigree stock. It. will be continued under existing conditions until 31st March next, and in the meantime I am in consultation with the Royal Agricultural Society of England and with the breed societies with a view to arrangements for its continuance after that date.