HC Deb 01 March 1875 vol 222 c991

asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, If he has any objection to extend to Ireland the Clauses of the Inland Revenue Act, 33 and 34 Vic. c. 32, allowing the germination of grain for feeding purposes for cattle?


in reply, said, that at the time the privilege was granted to England to germinate grain for feeding cattle, it was not thought it would be likely to be of much value in Ireland, on account of the abundance of green food obtainable there. There had never been much demand for either malt or grain for feeding purposes; but an objection had been made that, in consequence of the illicit malting in certain parts of Ireland, and the extreme difficulty of controlling it in regard to more distant parts of the country, it was considered that the permission might be abused, or, at any rate, very great vigilance would be required to prevent the privilege from being abused. He was afraid, therefore, that the Government could not safely recommend its extension from England to Ireland.