§ MR. MACVEAGH (Down Co., S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Mr. W. H. Crawford, an Inspector under the Agricultural Board for the nomination of bulls, has, through himself and through relatives, bought and sold bulls which subsequently received nominations; and whether he can state how many nominations were made by Crawford at the Cork Spring Show, at which some animals were sold for over forty guineas.
(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) Mr. Crawford is occasionally employed as inspector of pedigree bulls for premiums under the Department's live stock schemes. The Department has no cognisance of his private transactions as a farmer, and has no reason to doubt his integrity. Eleven bulls were selected for premiums at Cork.