MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney General for Ireland, as representing the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether he has seen the resolution of the Dublin Trades Council regretting that the Act establishing the Board of Agriculture and Industries in Ireland contains no provision for giving the same encouragement and 1530 representation to the interests of trade as it gives to agriculture, and urging the Government to amend the Act so as to provide for the appointment of a Minister of Trade for Ireland; and whether the Government will favourably consider the suggestion of the Dublin Trades Council.
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. ATKINSON,) Londonderry, N.
My attention has been called to the resolution referred to. The matter was fully discussed in Committee on the Bill,* and it seems rather premature to suggest an amendment of an Act that is only eight days in operation.