HC Deb 10 September 1914 vol 66 cc620-1

asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland), if he will say what action the Department is taking to remind local councils and committees of the industries for which their respective districts are suitable, the special opportunity for a successful effort which the present European situation affords, and the technical advice or other assistance which the Department is willing to render; and whether he will have copies of circulars of this character communicated to the local Press in each case.

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

The Department is taking all the steps indicated in the question of the hon. Member, and its officers are busily engaged in the work of conferring with and assisting by technical advice and in other ways those anxious to co-operate in industrial development.


Is the Department taking the measures which are indicated in the last part of the question?


No, Sir; we are communicating directly in both instances.