§ 71. Mr. BOLAND
asked the Food Controller whether he will take steps to see that the proportion of cattle feeding-stuffs promised to Ireland under arrangement with the Ministry of Food will forthwith be shipped to Ireland
§ 72. Mr. HAYDEN
asked the total quantity of cattle-feeding cakes and meals produced in or imported into the United Kingdom since 1st June, 1918; the percentage of such cake and meals promised to Ireland under the arrangement with the Ministry of Food last summer; and the actual percentage of such cattle-feeding cakes and meals shipped to Ireland between 1st June and 1st November, 1918?
§ Mr. PARKER
Between 1st June and 1st November no cattle-feeding cake or meal was imported into the United Kingdom. The total amount of cake and meal manufactured in the United Kingdom during this period was 253,000 tons, of which 50,000 tons were placed to reserve, while 203,000 tons were made available for consumption. Of this 3168 amount Ireland, under the arrangement made last summer, was entitled to receive 12 per cent. Owing to difficulties of transport, which have been and are most acute, Ireland has at present received only seven-twelfths of the promised amount, but the improved situation has now made it possible to arrange for the prompt shipment of the balance.