§ MR. WILLIAM ABRAHAM (Cork County, N.E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord - Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state the total amount expended on tobacco - growing experiments in Ireland by the Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction, including the cost of those carried out at Glasnevin model farm; and whether it is the intention of the Department to spend any and, if so, what sum on the erection of tobacco barns with heating plant this year, and in what parts of Ireland will these experiments be pursued.
§ MR. WALTER LONG
The net amount so expended, during the five years ended March 31st last, was £2,994. It is intended to erect two barns this year, one at Tagoat, county Wexford, and the other near Tullamore, King's County, at an estimated cost of about £900 each.