§ Mr. LUNDON
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if he will give the names and occupations of those who constitute the governing body of the Irish Food Committee; will he state what practical knowledge any of them have had of agriculture, and if any one of them is a representative either in his public or private capacity of those who are asked to produce extra food; and if he is aware that one of the first things determined by them was to give no countenance whatever to any suggestions put forward by the Irish party Food Committee?
§ Mr. DUKE
The members of the Advisory Committee appointed by the Department of Agriculture in connection with the food production scheme are:
Mr. John Bolger, J.P., Ferns, county Wexford, a member of the Council of Agriculture' and of the Wexford County Council, and Chairman of the Wexford County Committee of Agriculture.
Colonel Sir Nugent Everard, Bart., Randlestown, Navan, a member of the Council of Agriculture and the Agricultural Board, and a member of the Meath County Council and Chairman of the Meath County Committee of Agriculture.
Mr. Thomas Macafee, J.P., Currysiskan House, Ballymoney, formerly an Assistant Land Commissioner, a member of the Council of Agriculture, the Antrim County Council and of the Antrim County Committee of Agriculture.
Mr. J. Stouppe F. McCance, D.L., Woodbourne, Dunmurry, a member of the Council of Agriculture, of the Agricultural Board and of the Antrim County Council, and Chairman of the Antrim County Committee of Agriculture.
Mr. William McDonald, J.P., Laharan, Minane Bridge, Carrigaline, a member of the Council of Agriculture and ex-Chairman of the Cork County Committee of Agriculture.
Mr. Martin McDonogh, Galway, a member of the Galway County Council and the County Committee of Agriculture.
All of them have practical knowledge of agriculture and some are distinguished in various branches of it. There is no foundation for the allegation in the concluding portion of the question.