§ MR. BOLAND (Kerry, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state when the first Report of the Congested Districts Commission will be published; and whether it will contain the evidence given on the proposed institution of a Government brand for cured fish.
The first Report of the Royal Commission on Congestion, with an appendix of evidence, was presented to Parliament on 27th November, and will, I understand, shortly be circulated. It contains evidence on the subject of a Government brand for cured mackerel. I am informed that the second Report and appendix will be presented to Parliament during the present month, and this also will contain evidence on the subject. If further evidence as to a Government brand for fish should be received by the Commission it will doubtless appear in subsequent Reports.