Smith, Patrick

Wednesday, 12 February 1947

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 104 No. 6

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Positions in Botanic Gardens.

About a different matter entirely.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Transfer and Dismissal of Carpenters-in-Charge.

It is not true.More Button

Anyhow, it is a deliberate lie.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Cattle Exports to Continent.

As regards the first and second parts of the question, exports of cattle to continental countries are arranged seasonally through the diplomatic or consular representatives in Ireland of the countries...More Button

I understand the Deputy is not satisfied to let it stand, as he has asked me for time in which to discuss this matter later.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Supplies of Potash.

Continuous efforts have been made by my Department and the other Departments concerned to secure supplies of potash. As a result:— (a) 2,300 tons of 60 per cent. potash have been received from French...More Button

Yes, I think they will. We have made ample provision for the compounding.More Button

Not as far as I know.More Button

It was not the intention. It is all reserved to beet growers, unless there is some surplus.More Button

Probably not.More Button

It would be a sensible course for the board to pursue to find out to what extent the beet growers would require this potash, in order that what would be over might be available to potato growers.More Button

We are a very modest kind of people and we only claim credit for a deal of this kind when we are taxed too keenly by people like Deputy Hughes.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Wheat Purchases by Irish Grain, Limited.

I have received no request from wheat growers to meet a deputation in regard to this matter. I have received a complaint on behalf of certain wheat agents as to alleged discrepancies between the pric...More Button

I am only aware of what I have said. Anyhow, if the representations I have received were made by the agents on behalf of the growers, it seems extraordinary that the growers would not have a keener i...More Button

The Minister has been told of a complaint received and the people from whom he received the complaint; and I am trying to find out about how much there is in the whole matter.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Wheat Growing in North Meath.

I am aware that in County Meath and in other counties where the maximum wheat quota applies there are lands which are not very suitable for the growing of wheat. It would not, however, be practicable...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Milk Prices to Creameries.

A preliminary survey of milk supplies received by creameries in 1946 shows that there has been a reduction of approximately 6 per cent. as compared with 1945, but supplies in 1946 were virtually the s...More Button

If the Deputy reads my reply, he will find that I have given him to understand that the examination of this whole matter which is provided for in the White Paper is taking place and that is, of course...More Button

Order of Business.

I would not be available.More Button


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