§ Mr. PURCELL
asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will consider the desirability of issuing an order under Section 2 of the Importation of Animals Act, 1922, permitting the importation into Great Britain of non-tubercular Canadian cows and heifers?
The question of authorising the admission of non-pedigree breeding cattle from Canada was considered in 1923, but agriculturists were so strongly opposed to the proposal that the representatives of His Majesty's Government in Great Britain found it necessary to explain at the Imperial Economic Conference of that year that they could not contemplate the issue of the necessary Order under Section 2 of the Importation of Animals Act, 1922, and the Conference confined its recommendation to a resolution advocating the promotion of inter-Imperial trade in pedigree stock throughout the Empire on reciprocal terms. The Importation of2290W
Pedigree restrictions in these two cases have now been removed.