§ Mr. FIELD
asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) what arrangements have been made to prevent the sale or export of ewes in lamb, with a view to secure a sufficient supply of sheep for breeding purposes; and whether he can state the Regulations respecting the export of mulch cows to retain the necessary number of animals to provide milk and calves in Ireland?
§ Mr. DUKE
An Order was made on the 24th January, and is now in force, prohibiting the slaughter, or sale for slaughter in Ireland, of in-lamb ewes. Having regard to the Regulations issued by the Food Controller respecting in-lamb ewes and the sale of lamb meat, it was not necessary to deal with tile question of exportation. The temporary restriction of exportation of milch cows from Ireland, which has been in force since 1st December, will be continued until the end of March.1569W