HC Deb 03 July 1883 vol 281 c179

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the evidence given before the Richmond Commission has satisfied him of the existence of grave abuses in the Cork Butter Market, particularly in the matter of the inspection; and, whether, if unwilling to take the subject in hand themselves, the Government would look with favour upon any well-considered scheme of reform promoted by private Members?


I am afraid there is too much reason to think that some abuses do exist, especially in the details of the inspection; and, should any well-considered scheme of reform be promoted by private Members, I will be happy to give it my best consideration.