§ Mr. HORNER
asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) the approximate amount and value of butter made in Ireland during 1911; how much of this in amount and value was made in creameries; and can he state the approximate amount and value of butter exported from Ireland in 1911, and the amount and value of this export butter made in creameries?
§ Mr. T. W. RUSSELL
It is estimated that the total quantity of butter made in Ireland in the year 1911 Was approximately 1,247,000 cwts., and that its value was £6,648,000. The quantity of butter exported from Ireland in that year was 688,362 cwts., valued at £3,671,264. No official information is available, nor can an estimate at present be made as to the total quantity or value of creamery butter made in or exported from Ireland.