§ MR. O'MARA
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, as representing the Department of Agriculture, whether the provisional and approximate figures of the exports and imports of Ireland for the year 1902–3, promised by the right hon. Member for Dover in 1904, are yet ready for publication.
Statistics for the year ending 31st December, 1904, have been compiled, and will be published at an early date. It is not now intended to publish statistics for any year prior to 1904, as the returns which it was found possible to obtain were not of sufficient completeness to justify publication.