§ MR. JOYCE (Limerick)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in the interests of the Irish butter and egg trade, he would request the Department of Agriculture of Ireland to appoint a representative in England to safeguard these branches of Irish trade in the same way that other European countries have their produce looked after.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The duty of protecting the interests of Irish produce both in transit and on sale in Great Britain, as well as Ireland, has been assigned to the inspectors of the Department. Should experience establish the necessity of having a special officer resident in this country for the purpose the Department will be prepared to take that course. The matter is receiving close attention.