§ 50. Major MACKENZIE WOOD
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture whether he is aware that Scottish farmers strongly object to the proposed establishment of a cattle testing station, on the ground that such a station is unnecessary and would involve a waste of public money; and whether he can hold out any hope that the present system of testing cattle on the owner's premises will be continued?
Sir A. BOSCAWEN
The Ministry understand that there is opposition in some quarters in Scotland to the proposal to establish a testing station for the convenience of Scottish breeders. The Ministry were informed on the 10th inst. that the Minister of Agriculture for the Union of South Africa had decided that no change in the existing regulations prescribing the testing at a Government testing station of cattle destined for South Africa could be allowed. So far as export to South Africa is concerned, the testing of cattle on owner's premises has not been permissible since October, 1919.