§ MR. BOLAND (Kerry, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he has received a memorial signed by fish curers in the principal fishing districts of Kerry, Cork, and Clare, urging the adoption of a Government brand; and whether any and, if so, what steps will be taken to adopt a system which has been so successful in Scotland.
THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. BRYCE, Aberdeen, S.)
I have received the memorial referred to in the Question. As I stated in reply to a Question on 30th May last, I referred several resolutions of the same kind to the Committee which is inquiring into the constitution and working of the Department, and I am now informed that the Committee have taken evidence upon the question of a Government brand for Irish fish, and that the matter is under their consideration.