§ MR. BOLAND
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that representations have been made to the Department of Agriculture by Mr. J. B. Fitzgerald, of Cahirciveen, as to the un-suitability of sending a thoroughbred sire to that district instead of a hunter sire, which would be more suitable; whether he is aware that fifteen or twenty years ago there was a strain of horses in that locality which always commanded good prices; and can he state on whose advice the thoroughbred sire has now "been sent to Cahirciveen.
§ MR. WALTER LONG
Yes, Sir, such representations have been made. The Department have no information as to the second inquiry. The thoroughbred sire mentioned was sent on the advice of the Department's officers.