Mr. GIN NELL
asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) 34W whether he is now in a position to state, by counties, approximately, the amount of tillage in Ireland now as compared with 1916?
§ Sir THOMAS RUSSELL
As a rule, it is not feasible for the detailed figures in question to be published by the Department of Agriculture earlier than the last week of August; and owing to the special circumstances arising out of the Compulsory Tillage Regulations, it may not be possible to publish such figures this year until a later date. The Department hope, however, to be in a position to issue a preliminary statement in the matter by the middle or end of July.