HC Deb 27 March 1906 vol 154 c1081

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the fact that a number of creameries in Ireland are registered by the Department and subject to regular inspection; and, if so, is there anything to prevent the Department registering other makers and exporters of butter who are satisfied to have their premises registered and inspected at any moment by an official of the Department.


Under the scheme of the Department of Agriculture for encouraging improvement in the management of creameries, a great many creameries are regularly inspected and a register of those in which the prescribed conditions are observed is published annually. There is nothing to prevent the owners of private dairies from taking advantage of the scheme, but several of the conditions are not such as would suit the business of a butter exporter.