HC Deb 10 August 1914 vol 65 cc2254-5

I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) whether it is the case that the railway company and steamship company at Kilrush have objected to forward consignments of eggs and butter destined for consumption in England, and whether he will take measures to facilitate the transport of these perishable articles of food?

Mr. T. W. RUSSELL (Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture, Ireland)

Yes, Sir. As the hon. Member knows, I only received his notice just before the House opened. A good deal of difficulty has arisen in regard to the transit of agricultural produce, but the officers of the Department are dealing with these difficulties, and, according to a telegram received a few minutes ago, things are shaping satisfactorily. I have telegraphed in regard to Kilrush.


Will the right hon. Gentleman use his good offices with his colleague, the President of the Board of Trade, to facilitate this transport, if possible?


Yes, Sir.