Wednesday, 29 October 1947
Dáil Éireann Debate
Mr. Cogan: asked the Minister for Agriculture if, in view of the experience gained by his Department during the past five years regarding the unsuitability of certain areas for wheat growing, he will consider the desirability of having the wheat quota reduced in such areas.
Mr. Smith: I do not propose to alter the wheat quotas for the three districts from those prescribed in the Tillage Order for 1947. As I indicated early this year I will not press for the growing of wheat on any land which I am satisfied is not suitable for the crop. It must be made clear, however, that, where land is suitable, I will expect the occupier to comply fully with the Order and where only part of his holding is suitable, I will expect him to make the best effort possible in the circumstances.
Mr. Cogan: Will the Minister be guided by the figures supplied to him by millers and merchants who are supplying the seed and purchasing the wheat, as these figures indicate that there is very low yield in certain areas?
|Last Updated: 18/05/2011 13:52:56||Page of 47|