§ 74. Mr. PATRICK WHITE
asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland), whether his office has attempted to form or can form an estimate, even approximately, of the total loss to Ireland in consequence of the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease last year and the restrictions on the importation of Irish cattle to this country which followed?
§ Mr. T. W. RUSSELL (Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture, Ireland)
It is regretted that the Department are not 240 in a position to form an estimate in this matter. The effects of the disturbance of trade while the restrictions were in force have appeared too complex for reduction to terms of net monetary loss, especially in view of the unusually high exports subsequently.