HC Deb 07 June 1905 vol 147 c938

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state whether any further Report has been received by the Department of Agriculture respecting experiments to utilise the peat bogs of Ireland, or with respect to beet culture in Ireland; or whether the Department has received any further powers with regard to transit since the House passed its Resolution.

(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) The Department have not yet received any further Reports, either on the utilisation of peat bogs in Ireland or on the cultivation of the beet. Their experiment as regards the manufacture of peat fuel is being continued. The Answer to the last part of the Question is also in the negative.