§ MR. P. A. McHUGH (Sligo, N.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can now state in detail the nature of the general scheme which has been prepared by the Department of Agriculture in Ireland with the object of preventing the recurrence of scarcity in the western districts.
§ (Answered by Mr. Bryce.) The hon. Member appears to refer to the provisional 986 scheme, mentioned in my Answer of 5th December,†which has been prepared by the Department of Agriculture with the object of preventing the recurrence of scarcity in the western districts of Ireland. It would not be possible within the limits of an Answer to enter into the details of that scheme. The scheme, however, will be fully explained when officers of the Department give evidence before the Royal Commission on Congestion, and I am considering whether it, or parts of it, can with advantage be published in a separate form.