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Canadian Cattle Embargo

Volume 155: debated on Monday 12 June 1922

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20.

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in view of the finding of the Royal Commission on the Importation of Store Cattle that any imports of store cattle from Canada would not represent a net addition to home supplies, he can state what number of cattle Canada has guaranteed to supply annually, in the event of the repeal of the so-called embargo, in order to make good the deficiency that would be caused in home production, and for how many years such guarantee would hold good?

The Canadian Government has given no guarantee as to the number of store cattle that could he sent to this country from Canada. On the contrary, Dr. Tolmie, who was at that time Minister of Agriculture for the Dominion of Canada, stated in his evidence before the Royal Commission on the Importation of Store Cattle that Canadians would cease to send cattle here if there was a better market in the United States.

Has the right hon. Gentleman's attention been directed to Conclusion No. 6 of the Royal Commission, which is entirely opposed to the suggestion made in this question.?

Yes, Sir; my attention has been directed very often to all the conclusions.

31.

asked the Prime Minister whether he can state the date on which the discussion on the Canadian cattle embargo will be taken?

53.

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he can now announce the date fixed for the discussion of the Canadian cattle embargo question?

54.

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he is in a position to state when it is proposed to proceed with the discussion of the Canadian cattle embargo question?

55.

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he can now give a definite date when a discussion may take place on the removal of the embargo on Canadian store cattle?

I will endeavour to find an occasion between the Committee and Report stages of the Finance Bill.