§ Mr. MOLLOY
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether the scheme for growing oats by contract for the Army, known as Eve's scheme, will be put in operation in Ireland, as indicated in a letter of 13th February ultimo from the Controller of Cultivated Areas (War Office) to the hon. Member for Carlow; if not, why Ireland has been excluded from a scheme which provides for the payment of higher prices for oats than those fixed by the Food Controller; and why Irish growers are to be excluded from contracts for growing oats for the Army while such contracts will be made with British growers?
It was decided that it was no longer necessary to maintain a separate organisation for the production of oats for Army requirements before any contracts had been placed in Ireland. Since that date no contracts have been placed in Great Britain.