HC Deb 10 April 1905 vol 144 c995

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state if the supply of the Duchess of Cornwall potato, to be utilised by the Irish Agricultural Department, was grown on their experimental farms; and, if not, what price has been paid for the seed, what quantity is required for the limited trials of this variety now intended to be carried out by the Department, and in what counties.

(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) The supply of Duchess of Cornwall potatoes to be utilised for the experiments on the Department's farms was grown last year on one of their farms. The Department cannot say what quantity is actually being tested at each of its farms, but they are satisfied that they have sufficient for their purposes. The experiments are to be carried out at the Albert Agricultural College Farm, Glasnevin, county Dublin; the Munster Institute Farm, Cork; the Agricultural Station, Ballyhaise, county Cavan; the Agricultural Station, Athenry, county Galway; and the Agricultural Station, Clonakilty, county Cork.