HC Deb 16 December 1908 vol 198 cc1867-8
MR. GINNELL (Westmeath, N.)

I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) whether his Department has tested samples of cement manufactured in Ireland and found any suitable for building labourers' cottages; and, if so, whether he will have the results communicated to the Local Government Board and to local bodies engaged in building cottages for labourers.


My right hon. friend the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture informs me that there is only one cement factory in Ireland, and this is situated at Drinagh, near the town of Wexford. The Department have not carried out any tests on the cement manufactured at Drinagh. They are, however, advised that the cement in question is of good quality, and is suitable for use in the building of labourers' cottages and other work.