§ 31. Sir ARTHUR FELL
asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland), if he has provided sugar-beet seed for growth in suitable counties of Ireland to enable syrup to be made by small holders to alleviate in some degree the shortage of sugar?
§ Mr. DUKE
No, Sir. The Department of Agriculture are of opinion that the proposition is not practicable. Attempts to substitute beet syrup for sugar in jam-making have, I believe, not been attended with success. I am told, also, that it would be difficult to secure a quantity of beet seed of the kind required.
§ Sir A. FELL
Has the right hon. Gentleman conferred with the Minister of Agriculture in England on this matter?