§ Dr. Stross
asked the Minister of Agriculture what precautions are taken to ensure that cattle transported from abroad are reasonably cared for during transit; and whether he is satisfied that the regulations are always obeyed.
Mr. T. Williams
Orders have been made under the Diseases of Animals Acts requiring vessels engaged in the transport of cattle to and from this country to be suitably fitted for that trade with a view to ensuring that no unnecessary suffering is caused to the animals while in transit. I am satisfied that all practicable steps are taken to ensure that these regulations are observed. All vessels regularly employed in the trade are inspected annually by my Department's Marine Superintendent.