HC Deb 22 November 1939 vol 353 c1251W
Mr. Hopkin

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he is aware that in Carmarthenshire when bulls are rejected the owners are informed by the livestock officer that the bulls so rejected cannot be sold at a livestock market, and by the Fat Stock Order, 23rd September, 1939, No. 1130, paragraph 2, such bulls can be sold only through a livestock market; and what steps he proposes to take to enable the farmers of Carmarthenshire to dispose of these rejected bulls to the best national advantage?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

Assuming that by "rejected bulls" the hon. Member means bulls in respect of which notices under Section 6 of the Improvement of Livestock (Licensing of Bulls) Act, 1931, have been served, Sub-section (6) of that Section renders illegal the sale of such bulls, as livestock in a market. It is also true that the Fat Stock (Provisional Prices) (No. 2) Order, 1939, prohibits the sale of fat stock except in a market. The Act, however, does not affect bullocks, and the Order does not apply to carcases. The farmers of Carmarthenshire are therefore able to dispose of their rejected bulls either by sale in a market as bullocks or by sale after slaughter.

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