§ Mr. SHORTT
The Report on the Trade in Imports and Exports at Irish Ports for the year 1916 was issued last night. The Returns for the year 1917 have been summarised and the publication of the Report will be pressed forward as far as demands of the Government for special statistical returns allow.
The Fisheries Report for the year 1916 was published two months ago. Agricultural Statistics Reports for the years 1916 and 1917 have been published already, and the Banking Railway and Shipping Report for the year 1916–17 has been presented to Parliament, and will be published in due course.