§ Mr. CONOR O'KELLY
asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) whether his attention has been called to the fact that a Norwegian named Obsen, employed at the whaling station on Iniskea Island, in the county of Mayo, was recently admitted to the local hospital in Belmullet, and was certified by the hospital doctor to be suffering from beriberi; and, if so, is he in a position to state the causes that led to the outbreak of this disease?
§ Mr. JOHN DILLON
May I ask whether the hon. and learned Gentleman will make inquiry into the matter, and also into the general feeling of the people in this district?
§ Mr. REDMOND BARRY
I will communicate with the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture on the subject.