HC Deb 16 January 1913 vol 46 c2290W

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture how many unweaned lambs are usually sent from Ireland each year for slaughter on arrival; is he aware that unweaned lambs do not eat hay and only eat very tender and fresh grass; has this matter been considered in framing the Regulations requiring detention for twelve hours of Irish lambs; and is he aware that, during certain periods of the year, the shipments of unweaned lambs are often at the rate of 1,000 a week and over?


About 380,000 lambs on an average are imported annually into Great Britain from Ireland, but I am unable to say how many of these are unweaned. Reading this question with previous questions addressed to me by the hon. Member on the same subject, I am not sure what meaning he attaches to the word "unweaned," but, as I have already stated, the Order will provide for the supply of suitable and sufficient food.