§ Mr. JAMES O'KELLY
asked the Chief Secretary whether his attention had been called to the resolution of the Croghan Co-operative Agricultural and Dairy Society, Limited, Boyle, county Roscommon, condemning the Report of the Departmental Committee on the Irish butter industry in so far as the Report proposed to place the control of the industry in the hands of the Department of Agriculture; and whether he would take steps to reassure the Irish creamery industry that no official interference would be attempted by means of legislation or otherwise?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Department of Agriculture have received resolutions to the effect mentioned in the question, as well as others in the opposite sense. Any action the Department may take in this matter will be solely in the interests of the Irish butter industry.