Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Ringsend Bottle Factory.

asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce if he will state what, if any, steps he proposes to take to secure the re-establishment of the Bottle Factory at Ringsend; if he proposes meanwhile to continue the tariff on imported bottles, and if, in the event of Irish capital not being secured for the reestablishment of the industry, he is prepared to consider proposals from outside this country.

Inquiries are proceeding as to the most effective steps to secure the re-opening of this factory. The tariff on imported bottles will in the meantime be retained.

While preference will be given to proposals made by Saorstát interests, I am prepared to consider any scheme put forward from other sources.