Mr. Bayard to Mr. Gresham.

No. 433.]

Sir: In accordance with your instruction No. 626, of the 12th of March last, I have the honor to transmit herewith copies of all acts and orders issued since the year 1880 by the British Government relating to the admission of American meat products and cattle in the United Kingdom.

I have also the honor to inclose herewith copies of correspondence with Her Majesty’s secretary of state for foreign affairs on the above subject.

I have, etc.,

T. F. Bayard.
[Inclosure 1 to No. 433.]

Mr. Bayard to the Earl of Kimberley.

My Lord: Under instructions from the State Department, I have the honor to apply to your lordship for information in relation to the admission of American meat products and cattle into Great Britain. Copies of all decrees bearing upon the subject issued by Her Majesty’s Government since 1880, including those of all the laws in this relation, would be much appreciated by my Government.

I have, etc.,

T. F. Bayard.
[Inclosure 2 to No. 433.]

The Earl of Kimberley to Mr. Bayard.

Your Excellency: In compliance with the request which you did me the honor to address to me on the 25th ultimo, I beg leave to inclose herewith copies of acts and orders which regulate the admission into this country of American cattle.

The local Government board has been requested to furnish the regulations, etc., with regard to the admission of meat products from the United States, and as soon as they are received they shall be forwarded to your excellency.

I have, etc.,

Kimberley.
[Inclosure 3 to No. 433.]

The Earl of Kimberley to Mr. Bayard.

Your Excellency: In reply to the note which you did me the honor to address to me on March 25, I now beg leave to inform your excellency that no regulations have been issued by the local Government board since 1880 affecting the importation of American meat products into this country.

I would, however, draw attention to the margarine act, 1887; the public health acts amendment act, 1890, section 28 of which may be adopted by urban and rural district [Page 360]councils, and which extends the provisions of sections 116–119 of the public health act, 1875; and also to section 47 of the public health (London) act, 1891.

Copies of the above-mentioned acts are inclosed for your excellency’s information.

I have, etc.,

Kimberley.