I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture for Ireland whether his attention has been directed to the importation of Russian eggs into Ireland, and their subsequent exportation as Irish eggs to. England; and whether he will cause inquiries to be made as to this system, and take steps to prevent its continuance.
§ MR. PLUNKETT
The attention of the Department has been drawn to the recent representations in the public press as to the alleged importation of Russian eggs into Ireland, and their subsequent exportation as Irish eggs. The matter is being inquired into.
MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN
Will the right hon. Gentleman see that these eggs, do not reach the House of Commons?