CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - SPORTING CARTRIDGE SUPPLIES.

asked the Minister for Home Affairs when he purposes arranging for supplies of sporting cartridges to recognised dealers in country towns, as the present arrangement of endeavouring to obtain through Dublin agents is practically impossible for persons residing in country districts, and as the matter is urgent, owing to the great destruction being done to the crops by vermin.

Mr. O'HIGGINS

In accordance with the Regulations made pursuant to Section 8 of the Public Safety (Emergency Powers) Act, 1923, dealers duly registered and authorised thereunder may now on application obtain licences to import direct a certain quantity of sporting ammunition.