HC Deb 02 January 1913 vol 46 c544W

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture, in view of the losses sustained by the store cattle trade in Ireland, when he proposes to alter the rules as to quarantine now prevailing at ports in Great Britain with regard to Irish store cattle; and can he state what calculation his Department makes to be the cost per head of four days' quarantine of Irish store cattle at British ports?


With regard to the first part of this question, I would refer the hon. Member to the answer which I have just given to the similar questions addressed to me by my hon. Friend the Member for Kincardineshire. With regard to the latter part of the question, I am informed that the wharf charges vary coin-siderably, but in no case exceed one shilling per day, and that the cost of feeding may be reckoned at about one shilling and ninepence a day.