HC Deb 06 April 1905 vol 144 cc634-5
MR. O'SHAUGHNESSY (Limerick, W.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he can state in what months between May 15th, 1902, the date on which the Sale of Butter (Ireland) Regulations, 1902, came into operation, and December 31st, 1994, the 1,118 samples of firkin butter were taken for analysis by the local food inspectors in the counties of Clare, Galway, Kerry, Limerick, and Tipperary; what was the number of samples taken in each county; I and whether any of them was other than that of Irish salt firkin butter.

(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) The Department are not in possession of the dates on which the samples were taken, but will make inquiry; and I will communicate the result to the hon. Member. The number of samples taken in each county is stated below, the samples being those of salt firkin butter exposed for sale in the counties mentioned:—

County. No. of samples taken.
Clare 236
Gal way 176
Kerry 56
Limerick. 492
Tipperary, N.R. 121
Tipperary, S.R. 37
Total 1,118