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Dáil Éireann debate -
Wednesday, 20 Nov 1935

Vol. 59 No. 7

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Bounty on Fowl.

asked the Minister for Agriculture if in view of the fact that fowl rearing is largely in the hands of cottagers and small land-holders he will increase the bounty on turkeys and all other classes of fowl exported to Great Britain to the amount of the economic war tariff exacted on them at the British ports so that this hard-hit section of the community may be relieved of some of their hardship during the coming winter.

Dr. Ryan

The rates of bounty on exports of dead poultry are practically equivalent to the British duties except in respect of dead turkeys, the bounty on which is 3d. per lb., and the British duty 5d. per lb. Having regard to the demand on the Export Bounty Fund for other purposes it is not proposed to increase the rate of bounty on dead turkeys.