Mr. JOHN VALLANCE (South Battle-ford) :
I wonder if I will have any better luck than the hon. member for Humboldt (Mr. Totzke). I notice that the Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Weir) is not in his place. I would like to ask the acting Minister of Agriculture, whoever he is, whether the statement that appeared in the press yesterday that in a recent shipment of cattle from Canada to the United Kingdom only forty head of them were fit for the Birkenhead or London market?