HC Deb 07 March 1912 vol 35 cc535-6

asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) whether the official Return under the Census of Production Act dealing with Irish agriculture has yet been presented; and, if so, can he state approximately when it will be published; and whether, in view of the steps now being taken for the preparation of schedules for the next Census of Production, he will state whether any, and, if so, what special suggestions have been put forward by the Department to secure an exhaustive return of Ireland's agricultural industry?


I understand that the information prepared by the Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction is practically ready for publication, and it will, I hope, be published shortly. Special suggestions have been made by the Department with regard to the next Census of Production, and I shall be happy to discuss these suggestions with my hon. Friend if he will communicate with me.