§ 22. Mr. CLANCY
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether his attention has been drawn to a statement made last week by the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) that a serious shortage of milk would occur in a few months' time in that country; whether he has received a resolution passed by the North Dublin Board of Guardians suggesting that for the purpose of securing a sufficient supply of pure new milk for the poor 310 in the large towns of Ireland, the creameries should be taken over by the Food Controller; whether there is even at present a serious scarcity of fresh milk, not only in the towns of Ireland, but in many rural districts; and whether, before a milk famine actually occurs, some steps will be taken by the Government at once to avert such a calamity, especially by providing land or enabling rural districts to provide land for grazing by milch cows owned by labourers?
§ Mr. CLANCY
The suggestion has not been made by me, but by the right hon. Gentleman's colleague, the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture.