HC Deb 19 February 1917 vol 90 c988W

asked the Vice President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) whether, in view of the importance of utilising to the utmost the wheat supplies of the country, he has considered means of encouraging the milling of native grown whole or wheat meal; if so, what are they; and will he make representations to the Irish Railways Committee to secure that farmers who grow wheat and send it by rail to be milled will get a substantial reduction, at least in freights, on the meal when returned to them?


The assistance given by the Department of Agriculture for repairing or equipping small corn mills was dealt with in detail in my reply to the hon. member for East Limerick on the 15th November last. The suggestion in the concluding portion of the question will receive consideration.