HC Deb 04 July 1904 vol 137 cc449-50

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state what success has attended the effort to establish a peat factory at Inny Junction, county Westmeath; and will the experiment be extended to other centres.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) The peat experiments at Inny Junction have not been in progress for a sufficient length of time to enable the Department to state whether they are likely to prove a success. It would be premature to consider the question of the extension of the experiment to other parts of Ireland until adequate information is available in regard to the result of the experiment now in progress.