HC Deb 10 April 1922 vol 153 c25

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he has received a copy of a resolution passed at a meeting of those concerned in the hop-growing industry; and whether he will, when adjusting settlements with the new Irish Free State, consider the necessity of providing for the continuation of the Hop Control Act of 1920 in both countries, failing which the outlay of capital expended during the past two years will be jeopardised?

The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Sir Arthur Boscawen)

The reply to both parts of the question is in the affirmative. Negotiations have already been opened with the Government of the Irish Free State on the matter.