§ MR. WILLIAM REDMOND
I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) whether he has received any reports as to potato blight in County Clare; and, if so, what steps his Department are taking to deal with this evil.
§ THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOR IRELAND (Mr. T. W. RUSSELL,) Tyrone, S.
A few cases of potato blight have been reported from districts in the East and West of Clare and spraying as a preventive is being carried out through the county generally. The Department have already suggested to the County Committee of Agriculture that they should purchase a number of hand-sprayers to be hired out to small farmers at a nominal daily charge in addition to those purchased last year.