HC Deb 11 April 1918 vol 104 c1631
37. Mr. MEEHAN

asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) if he will consider the advisability of granting priority certificates for the supply of butter-making machinery to the Irish box makers if applied for; and whether he will hand over some of the land in the possession of the Department to the Irish box makers so as to enable them to produce the rudiments of butter?


The Department of Agriculture are prepared to support applications for priority certificates for butter-making machinery in suitable cases. They have no land for disposal for the purpose referred to in concluding portion of question.