HC Deb 19 February 1917 vol 90 c987W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether the Government has taken into consideration the possibility of a bad harvest; if so, how are prices for damaged wheat and oats to be arranged; what method of procedure will be adopted as regards the selection of first, second, and third class oats and wheat; will depots be set up in every county controlled by proper and experienced seedsmen, to whom samples may be sent; and will every care be taken that food produce will not be purchased on the same lines and by the same class of inexperienced people on behalf of the Government as those who purchased hay during the past two seasons?


The details of the intended arrangements will, I am told, be decided in the Department of the Food Controller. The Irish Executive will give any help in their power to secure satisfactory arrangements for Irish growers.