HC Deb 31 May 1895 vol 34 c728

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if his attention has been called to a resolution of the Parsonstown Union, passed on 11th May, in reference to the potato failure and the heavy cost of procuring good seed potatoes; and, if he will make the necessary arrangements with the proper department for supplying sprayers and material and the funds for that purpose for use in the said Union?


I regret I cannot add anything to the reply which I gave to the similar inquiry addressed to me yesterday by the hon. Member for South Leitrim.

In answer to a further question—


said, I do not know what funds the department have at their disposal that they could dispose of in the way suggested. If I can find any money lying idle which may be employed for this purpose I will see what can be done.

MR. G. C. T. BARTLEY (Islington, N.)

May I ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can find any money lying idle which he can appropriate for the benefit of the English farmer?