HC Deb 23 January 1918 vol 101 c995W

asked the Parliamentary Secretry to the Ministry of Food whether the Irish Food Control Committee and the Food Controller are agreed as to the necessity of pooling the food resources of the two Islands; is he aware that meat is plentiful and flour scarce in one Island and. the reverse the case in the other; end what immediate steps does he propose to equalise the supplies of meat and flour among the two populations?


The answer to the first two parts of the question is in the affirmative. As I informed the lion. Member for Dublin Harbour yesterday, care is taken to secure that Ireland gets her fair share of imported supplies. The export of milch cows (except under licence) or of young heifers has been prohibited by the Irish Department of Agriculture, but in other respects the export of cattle is following its normal course.

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