HC Deb 15 February 1917 vol 90 cc780-1

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether there is a considerable scarcity of milk in many districts in Ireland, and that the children of the poorer classes and workers are practically deprived of their essential food; and whether he will take any steps to have carried out the recommendation of the Committee of the Irish party on Food Production that public bodies in Ireland should be empowered to purchase milch cows, acquire or rent sufficient land for the pasturage of the same, and open milk depots to ensure a proper distribution of milk at a reasonable price?


The Department of Agriculture inform me they have no knowledge that the supply of milk in Ireland at present is less than is usual at this period of the year.