HC Deb 26 November 1926 vol 200 cc709-10W
Commander BELLAIRS

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he has any information as to what countries besides Ireland have successfully resorted to the registration of all bulls so as to eliminate the inferior ones and if any action on similar lines is being considered?


Legislative action for the purpose mentioned has been taken in the Isle of Man, Western and South Australia, Newfoundland, Tasmania and Italy. The Ministry has no information as to the success of such action, except in the Isle of Man, where the Act is reported to be working smoothly. I have considered the advisability of proceeding on similar lines in this country, but I am not satisfied that there is at present sufficient agricultural support to justify the introduction of the necessary legislation.