§ MR. RADFORD (Islington, E.)
To ask the Vice-President of the Department 380 of Agriculture (Ireland) whether the Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction for Ireland have any power to prohibit the landing of hay and straw in Ireland except when coming from a place or area previously declared by the Department to be infected, in accordance with the provisions of the Diseases of Animals Acts; and in exercise of what powers, and in pursuance of what Acts of Parliament, and to what sections of such Acts, were the Orders of the Department numbered respectively ninety, ninety-one, and ninety-two issued.
(Answered by Mr. T. W. Russell.) The reply to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative. The Acts under which the Orders referred to were issued are specified in the preambles to those Orders, and the Orders were made in pursuance of the powers transferred to the Department by order of the Lord-Lieutenant; under Section 2 of the Agricultural and Technical Instruction (Ireland) Act, 1899.