§ Mr. LARDNER
asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland), how many prosecutions have been brought by his Department under the Weeds Act (Ireland), and the result of such prosecutions; and will he state how many permanent officers are engaged in the work of this Act?
§ Mr. T. W. RUSSELL
Twenty prosecutions under the Act referred to were instituted by the Department in the current year. Convictions were obtained and fines imposed in all these cases. The whole time of one of the Department's permanent officers was occupied in connection with work under this Act for about three months during the year.