HC Deb 26 October 1916 vol 86 c1300
73. Mr. BYRNE

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will take the necessary steps to safeguard for Ireland a supply of sugar, wheat, potatoes, milk, and other essential foodstuffs at reasonable prices; and if he will see that coal will also be supplied at prices suitable to the purses of the working classes?


In the steps taken by the Government to safeguard the supplies of necessaries in the United Kingdom the needs of Ireland receive and will continue to receive full consideration.


Is the hon. Gentleman aware that it is almost impossible at present for the Irish shopkeepers to get a supply of sugar?


I will have the matter looked into, but I am afraid that many shopkeepers in this country are in the same position.

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