asked the Minister of Agriculture, in view of 1527W the great danger of further increase of the price of meat, if he will forthwith introduce legislation to carry into force without delay or reservation the recommendations of the Royal Commission on the Importation of Canadian Cattle, thereby redeeming the pledge given to the country during the Great War and effecting an additional bond between Great Britain and the Loyal Dominion of Canada; and will he strongly discountenance the efforts now being put forward by a section of the agricultural community of this country to induce the Government to render nugatory the findings of the Royal Commission?
§ Mr. JOHN
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is now prepared to introduce legislation to carry into force without reservation the recommendations of the Royal Commission in respect to the importation of Canadian cattle, thereby effecting an additional bond between Great Britain and the loyal Dominion of Canada, seeing that the Government, in carrying out the recommendations of the Royal Commission, would thereby be redeeming the pledge given to the country during the War?
Sir A. BOSCAWEN
As I explained in answer to the hon. and gallant Member for Daventry (Captain Fitzroy) on the 9th February, the Government has fully considered the Report of the Royal Commission, and seeing that the Commission reported that the admission of Canadian stores would have little or no effect on the price of meat, the Government has decided not to introduce legislation for the removal of the present embargo.