HC Deb 27 June 1917 vol 95 cc393-4W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether his attention has been called to the resolutions passed on Friday last by the County Dublin Food Production Advisory Committee in reference to the difficulties with which the cowkeepers of Dublin have been confronted during the last two years in maintaining an adequate supply of milk for the citizens of the Irish metropolis; whether in view of the impossibility of procuring for cows the byproducts of brewing and distilling owing to the Government liquor restrictions, the suggestion made in the resolutions referred to that arrangements should be made by which the best quality of hay would become available for dairy stock will be taken into immediate consideration; and whether, as is further suggested,

the provision of substitute foods for dairy stock generally will also be considered without delay.


I have not seen the resolution referred to. The question of securing an adequate supply of hay for dairy stock is being dealt with by the Irish Advisory Forage Committee. The question of providing millers' offal suitable for the feeding of dairy cows is also engaging the attention of the authorities concerned, and it is hoped to secure a share of these feeding stuffs for Ireland.

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