HC Deb 18 July 1902 vol 111 cc669-70
MR. O'SHAUGHNESSY (Limerick, W.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that a resolution was adopted by the Irish Dairy Association at Limerick calling attention to the increasing complaints made by buyers of Irish butter to them as to its treatment in transit, and stating that while similar produce arrives in the markets of Great Britain in good condition from Russia and Australasia, Irish produce is neglected; arid whether, under these circumstances, he will direct the Department of Agriculture to make inquiries into the matter in order to remedy this grievance.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham) Inquiry has already been made in regard to the methods of dealing with Irish butter in course of transit, and the Department is satisfied that during the past year a considerable improvement has been effected in the treatment of consignments of this substance by the several carrying companies.