HC Deb 19 February 1884 vol 284 c1336

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is a fact that Lord Fitzgerald has been requested by the Lord Lieutenant to arbitrate upon questions in dispute connected with the Cork Butter Market; and, whether producers of butter or other interested persons will be entitled to appear before him and state their views?


The Corporation of the City of Cork, with the assent of the persons locally interested, asked Lord Fitzgerald to act as arbitrator upon certain disputed points in a Bill for the regulation of the Cork Butter Market promoted by the Corporation. At the request of the Mayor, Lord Spencer privately expressed to Lord Fitzgerald his hope that he would be able to undertake the arbitration, and he has consented to do so. The procedure at the arbitration has not yet been determined; but I have no doubt that opportunity will be given for the representation of the views of those interested in the points at issue.