HC Deb 04 May 1891 vol 353 cc64-5

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to an article in the Times of 6th April, entitled "A Remedy for Potato Disease," and referring to the employment of sulphate of copper as a preventive of the disease; and whether he will consider the advisability of communi- cating with the Local Government Board in Ireland with a view to some steps being taken to test the value of the suggested preventive of this destructive disease?


The subject of potato disease has, of course, come under the notice of the Agricultural Department of the Irish Land Commission, as well as of the Royal Dublin Society. Experiments of a practical character in connection with this subject are being undertaken.