HC Deb 04 May 1916 vol 82 c104
7. Mr. FIELD

asked what arrangements have been made to meet the shortage of food supplies in Dublin City and suburbs consequent on the stoppage of transport facilities?


Owing to the Department having been closed because of the disturbances in the vicinity of Merrion Street, it has been impossible to get a complete answer to my hon. Friend's question. I may, however, say that the danger to the food supply was quickly seen after the outbreak took place, and committees of the citizens, with the Lord Mayor, took active steps to prevent a food famine. Although all the difficulties and the dangers are not quite passed, they are in a fair way of being overcome, and I do not think there is any cause for alarm now.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the live-stock market is to be opened to-day?


I think it is very possible.