HC Deb 21 May 1896 vol 41 c59
MR. D. KILBRIDE (Galway, N.)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade, 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?


No such Returns are now collected, the trade between Great Britain and Ireland being treated as part of our general coasting trade between the various ports of the United Kingdom. These Returns could not be collected without considerable expense and causing delay and trouble to those engaged in the trade.