HC Deb 03 June 1924 vol 174 c1085W

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will explain why permission has been refused by his Department to the Cheshire Chamber of Agriculture to scrutinise the list of valuations in connection with cattle slaughtered in Cheshire, consequent upon the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease?


The object of the Cheshire Chamber of Agriculture in requesting an opportunity of scrutinising these valuations was apparently to secure a reconsideration in certain cases of the values placed on the animals slaughtered. As it is not possible to re-open the settlements arrived at no useful purpose would be served by acceding to the request of the chamber.