HC Deb 01 March 1917 vol 90 c2128
30. Mr. CLANCY

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he has received any representations as to the scarcity of the milk supply, not merely in urban districts, but in many of the rural districts of that country; and, if so, whether he has considered, or will consider, as an essential part of the problem of the food supply of the people in this time of crisis, the advisability of the application of the power of compulsory acquisition of land for the purpose of pasturage for milch cows?


The Local Government Board has had one or two applications for facilities such as are mentioned in the question. I have received representations from several hon. Members as to the utility of the provision of cow pasturage and am in communication with various Departments in Ireland upon the subject. As at present advised, I doubt whether what is sought could be obtained without legislation.