Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - New Industries in Provincial Towns.

asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce if he is prepared to encourage and recommend, in the event of the establishment of new industries in the Free State, that such industries be established in the provincial towns and villages?

The decentralisation of industry, so far as it is practicable, is part of the policy of the Government. Its desirability has been and will continue to be impressed upon industrialists.