HC Deb 25 October 1916 vol 86 c1149W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that, at a conference of Irish Chambers of Commerce, a resolution was passed requesting the Board of Trade to prepare a statement showing the capacity for supplies both from agricultural and manufacturing industries in Ireland and the local consumption, so that the probable contribution from Ireland to the necessities of the Empire may be easily calculated; and if the Board of Trade will take steps to give effect to this resolution?


I have not seen the resolution referred to by the hon. Baronet, but if I receive it I can promise that it shall receive my careful consideration, in consultation with the Irish Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction.