49. Captain BATHURST
asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) if the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries is in close contact and co-operation with his Department with a view to the immediate adoption of a joint scheme for largely extending the normal area of land under oats and potatoes in Ireland as well as in England and Wales next year in order to discount as far as possible the certain prospective shortage of English as well as sea-borne wheat in 1917?
§ The CHIEF SECRETARY for IRELAND (Mr. Duke)
The Irish Department of Agriculture are in communication with the English Board of Agriculture and Fisheries. Special arrangements as to oats have already been resolved upon.