HC Deb 02 June 1913 vol 53 cc605-6W

asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland> whether he has received a resolution from the County Donegal Committee of Agriculture protesting against the present restrictions on the Irish lamb trade; has he made investigations as to the results of feeding lambs on artificial foods, and, if so, with what result; has he investigated the results of feeding young unweaned lambs in particular, and, if so, how many cases were investigated, and were there detrimental results in any of the cases investigated?


The resolution referred to has been received. Investigations of the nature mentioned in the latter part of the question have not been carried out by the Department. Two Departmental inspectors, who, at the request of the Department, were afforded opportunities recently of observing the arrangements for accommodation and feeding of lambs during detention at Birkenhead and Glasgow, considered that the methods obtaining at these two ports were satisfactory.