Committee on Finance. - Vote 69—Office of the Minister for Supplies.
Will the Minister justify the price of turf?
What are the Dublin merchants getting out of the 64/- per ton?
Even in wet weather.
Some of it came in at 35/-.
The best turf came in at that price.
What did it cost to get the best Clonsast turf into Dublin formerly?
What was the cost?
What was the cost of transporting it by rail to the North Wall dump?
I am talking about Clonsast turf.
Did the cost of the turf that came from Clonsast to Dublin at any time exceed £2 per ton?
Did it exceed that?
I will quote the figures if the Minister wants them. Would he know them?
Would you take these figures for Clonsast turf—production on the bog at 22/6; cartage to Portarlington at 5/- a ton; transport over rail at 7/11? Make that up.
You would deny it?
What is that margin?
If, in previous discussions, for stated reasons, the Minister was not able to give certain information is it not possible that he might now be able to give that information?
On an Estimate carrying a higher personnel with increased expenditure.
On sub-head E—Advertising and Publicity—I have come across a number of cases of complaint arising out of the refusal of the Department of Supplies to issue a permit for the allocation of some commodit...
The Carlow Nationalist and the Leinster Leader circulate there. I am not concerned about a particular paper. Could the Minister say if any provincial paper with a circulation of 5,000 or over would b...
The Minister may not be aware that in the country a particular family, no matter what particular creed they were associated with, is in the habit of buying the same paper for generations.
Would the Minister consider the advisability of giving advertisements in existing circumstances to all newspapers with a certain circulation, or with a fixed minimum circulation?
That is Socialism.
£3 a ton.
One of the ships never carried a ton of Irish wheat; it is not able to move out of port.
He is fixing them himself.
Is it a secret?
What about an Emergency Powers Order?