HC Deb 20 November 1958 vol 595 cc186-7W
72. Mr. Hurd

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what progress has been made in the talks with the Irish authorities to ensure that store cattle from Ireland will be properly tested for tuberculosis and certified for -entry into attested areas in Great Britain.

Mr. John Hare

Discussions are continuing between the authorities concerned on the future of the trade in store cattle from the Irish Republic after eradication of the disease from Great Britain. I am fully aware of the importance of this matter, but I cannot yet say what the outcome of the discussions will be.