HC Deb 18 May 1896 vol 40 c1550
MR. D. KILBRIDE (Galway, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether there are any official returns of the quantities of butter, bacon, lard, and eggs, with their approximate value, exported from Ireland to Great Britain annually; and, if not, whether steps will be taken to obtain such returns for publication?


The trade between Ireland and Great Britain is regarded as part of the general coasting trade, and the Official Trade Returns relate only to imports and exports from and to foreign countries and British possessions. There is consequently no official information available as to the exports from Ireland to other parts of the United Kingdom of the articles mentioned. The inquiry at the end of the Question should be addressed to my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade.