HC Deb 09 October 1912 vol 42 cc364-6W

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether Bristol, which is the port principally used for the cattle trade of the South of Ireland, will be added to the list of ports to which Irish cattle are now admitted?


Inquiries are now being made as to the possibility of providing a landing place at Bristol, at which Irish store cattle could be inspected and kept under supervision in conformity with the requirements of the Orders of the Board, but nothing definite has as yet been decided. Fat stock can be landed at the foreign animals wharf at Avon-mouth for slaughter there.


asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether, in view of the fact that the ports of Newcastle and Hull are quite out of the way for the landing of Irish store cattle, he will substitute for the same the ports of Barrow and Fleetwood, pending the removal of all restrictions upon the landing in Great Britain of healthy cattle from healthy districts in Ireland?


No suitable accommodation is available at Barrow for the reception and detention of Irish store stock in accordance with the requirements of the Order, and it was found impracticable to arrange for its provision. I am under the impression that Fleetwood is in the same position, but I will make further inquiry on the point.