§ Mr. PATRICK MEEHAN
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if the Estates Commissioners are using Irish-made or local-made joinery in the building of the houses on the Thompson estate, Kilcoke, Queen's county; and whether the Commissioners will, in the future, give preference to the Irish-made article in the erection of houses under their control?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners understand that, owing to the difficulty of obtaining joinery, due to recent labour troubles, it was found necessary to obtain some from England in connection with the works referred to. It is the wish of the Commissioners to utilise Irish materials where practicable.