§ Dr. BURGIN
The following table shows the total number of live cattle imported into the United Kingdom and registered as consigned from the Irish Free State during each month July to December, 1933.
Month. Cattle, living. For food. For breeding. 1933. Number. Number. July … 18,031 622 August … 30,782 546 September … 49,220 1,078 October … 92,174 899 November … 91,066 474 December … 49,812 434
§ Mr. BROCKLEBANK
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will communicate the expected result on Merseyside of the further restrictions of cattle?
§ Dr. BURGIN
As my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture announced in the House before the Adjournment, imports from the Irish Free State of fat cattle during the current quarter are being reduced to 50 per cent. of imports during the corresponding quarter of 1933, and imports of store cattle, and of hulls and dry cows, are being restricted to the same numbers as were imported in that quarter. Licences to import cattle are being distributed by the Irish Free State Government to exporters on the basis of their exports during the corresponding period of last year. It is to be expected therefore that trade under the new conditions will continue in the normal channels.