28. Mr. W. A. REDMOND
asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland), whether he is aware of the existence of copper mines at Cappagh, in the county Tyrone; and whether he will state the nature, extent, and working capacity of these mines, and when they were first discovered, or, if he is not in a position to do so, whether he will have an inquiry made and report 749 furnished by Mr. Lyhan, the mineral expert to the Department, concerning the past history and possible future development of this industry, of such importance to the immediate neighbourhood and the county at large?
§ Mr. T. W. RUSSELL (Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture, Ireland)
The Department are aware that prospecting for copper was carried out many years ago at Cappagh. The Department's mineral expert will make an inspection at Cappagh as soon as his other engagements permit.