§ MR. O'MALLEY (Galway, Connemara)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been drawn to a resolution passed by the Oughterard, county Galway, Board of Guardians requesting the Government to pass a Seed Supply Act, to enable the Galway County Council to make provision in the rate about to be made, for collection of the first instalment for the amount clue for the seed potatoes given out last year because of the failure of the potato crop; and, if so, whether the Government will introduce a Bill sufficiently early to meet the difficulty, and thus relieve, to some extent, the already overburdened ratepayers of the Oughterard and other poor unions in the West of Ireland.
(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) A resolution to the effect mentioned has been received. It is intended to introduce the Seed Supply Bill at an early date.