HC Deb 24 July 1912 vol 41 c1190W

asked the Secretary for War, if the Government has ordered that the Army contractors should supply Argentine beef to the soldiers owing to the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease; is he aware that this has produced a glut in the Irish dead-meat trade, notably in Wexford, where there has not been a case of foot-and-mouth disease for over forty years; and if he can say how long this Rule is to remain in existence?

Colonel SEELY

In certain districts difficulty has been experienced in obtaining fresh killed meat owing to restrictions arising from the outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease. The military commands have accordingly been authorised to accept refrigerated meat on suitable terms in cases where they are satisfied that difficulty arising from the outbreak exists.