§ Mr. BYRNE
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food what steps, if any, his Department is taking to safeguard a supply of food for the Irish people; and if he will see that before any further exports of potatoes from Ireland take place sufficient will be guaranteed for the people of Ireland?
§ Mr. CLYNES
The Food Controller is guided by the advice of the Irish Department of Agriculture in ascertaining the surplus of Irish produce available for export from that country. The prohibition of the export of potatoes from Ireland except under licence provides an effective means of control.