HC Deb 06 January 1913 vol 46 cc844-5W

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether he is aware that since the embargo on Irish cattle has been extended to hay and straw the firm of James O'Neill and Sons, Limited, Kinsale, county Cork, extensively engaged in that trade, are completely blocked in that branch of their business; and, in view of the fact that these restrictions, apart from the loss to this firm, entail loss to the farmers and labourers of the district, will he cause them to be removed, seeing that the district is over 200 miles from the nearest affected area?


My attention has not been called except by the hon. Member's question to the case of James O'Neill and Sons, Limited. I am aware of, and much regret, the loss occasioned by the necessity of prohibiting the importation of Irish hay and straw into Great Britain. With regard to the modification of the restrictions I would refer the hon. Member to the answer which I gave to questions on this subject on Thursday last.