§ 83. Mr. HUGH BARRIE
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in making arrangements for coal distribution, due regard is being paid to the necessity for maintaining sufficient supplies for Irish requirements; and whether he is aware that the present supplies available for shipment to Ireland are barely adequate for summer requirements, and do not permit of the customary and necessary building up of reserves?
Sir A. STANLEY
The requirements of Ireland are being carefully borne in mind. Shipments of coal to Ireland over the past six months show a considerable increase over those of the corresponding period of last year.