§ MR. DELANY
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether any representations have 48 been made by the Irish Agricultural Department to the Irish Government, in reference to the utilisation of the services of the Royal Irish Constabulary in connection with compulsory sheep dipping in Ireland; and, if so, with what result; and whether he will lay upon the Table of the House copies of any correspondence that may have taken place on the matter.
Representations to the effect stated have been made by the Department of Agriculture, and the Inspector-General offers no objection to the proposal that the police should give such assistance to local authorities in the matter as they may be qualified to give,, and as their primary duties may permit. The extent to which this may be possible is under consideration. It would be contrary to practice to lay upon the Table of the House the correspondence which passes between Departments of the Government.