§ MR. FIELD
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether he received a Resolution from the Irish Cattle Traders and Stockowners' Association protesting against the terms of the through consignment note enforced by carrying companies in Ireland, and asking the Government to modify those conditions having regard to the decision respecting them by a majority of the King's Bench; and whether the Department of Agriculture in Ireland intend to take measures to protect consignors.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The Resolution has been received. I understand that an appeal against the decision of the King's 869 Bench Division has been, or is about to be lodged. If this be so, it would be premature to discuss the question whether action should be taken by the Department.