HC Deb 14 April 1914 vol 61 cc26-7W

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether, in view of the loss being incurred from day to day by the closing of the Greenore route to cattle intended to be slaughtered at Holyhead, he will see that temporary lay inspectors be forthwith appointed?

Mr. HERBERT LEWIS (for Mr. Runciman)

The hon. Member appears to be under a misapprehension. The restrictions to which he refers are necessitated by the prevalence of foot-and-mouth disease in Ireland, and would not be rendered less necessary by the appointment of additional inspectors by the Board.