HC Deb 13 January 1913 vol 46 c1704W

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture what provision it is in fact proposed to make during the period of twelve hours' detention for unweaned lambs, of which large numbers are sent from Dublin to Liverpool and other cross-Channel ports for slaughter, as the dealers are uneasy as to this matter, the lamb season being at hand, and they are not reassured by the statements of port authorities and others that the matter will present no difficulty; and will milk and bottle-holders be provided to keep the lambs alive?


The Order about to be issued by the Board will require that all animals shall be supplied with proper and sufficent food during the period of detention. In the case of lambs, milk may be necessary, and, if so, will have to be provided.