Baxter, Patrick Francis

Wednesday, 18 November 1925

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 13 No. 6

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AGRICULTURAL CREDIT SOCIETIES. - MOTION BY DEPUTY BAXTER.

I move:—“That the Dáil is of opinion that the establishment of Agricultural Credit Societies has failed to afford the necessary relief to farmers who lost their live stock through disease in 1924-25, ...More Button

Yes. In my county we came to the conclusion that if the project was to get a fair chance of success it should be outside politics altogether. Towards that end I had discussions with Deputy O'Reilly, ...More Button

No.More Button

No. Now, apart from what I did, the Minister informed me yesterday that on the 26th June last a decision was come to in this Dáil that these credit societies would be set up. We are practically now a...More Button

Perhaps you can afford to. That total loss of 380 head of cattle is made up of 56 cows, 42 two-year-olds, and the remainder of yearlings. That is a district in which the farmers would be expected to ...More Button

The Minister was not inexperienced, surely.More Button

If I may interrupt the Deputy, I am not asking the Dáil to condemn it at all. I am asking the Dáil to agree that it has failed to afford the necessary relief to farmers who have lost their stock thro...More Button

Will the Deputy not misinterpret, or try not to misinterpret, the terms of the motion?More Button

That is specifically stated in the motion.More Button

Does the Deputy suggest that we ought to pretend that something is a success which the Minister knows is a failure and which the Deputy knows is a failure?More Button

Unfavourable, unfortunately.More Button

Might I ask the Deputy how many credit societies have been established in his constituency? What has he done in the past five months to spread the light? How many of these societies are going to be e...More Button

What does the Deputy think of what the Northern Government did?More Button

I do not think he did.More Button

Meant seriously.More Button


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