HC Deb 20 February 1908 vol 184 c1013

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he has received a resolution from the Bawnboy Rural District Council dealing with the repayment of advances made for the purchase of seed potatoes; and will he say if the prayer of the resolution will be acceded to.

(Answered by Mr. Cherry.) The resolution has been received. It requests the Government to give the seed loan free of interest, or in the alternative to give a grant in-aid. I would refer to the reply to the Question put by the hon. Member for South Leitrim on the 18th instant. The Department of Agriculture have considered the question of making a grant, and have decided not to make any grant this year.