Committee on Finance. - Money Resolution—Flax Bill, 1935.

I move:—

Go bhfuil sé oiriúnach a údarú go n-íocfaí amach as airgead a sholáthróidh an tOireachtas costaisí ar bith fe n-a raghaidh an tAire Talmhaíochta chun éifeachta do thabhairt d'Acht ar bith a rithfear sa tSiosón so chun socruithe do dhéanamh i dtreo go bhfásfar níos mó lín agus chun socruithe do dhéanamh, chuige sin, chun fás, scuitseáil, agus díol lín do rialáil agus do stiúradh agus i dtaobh nithe iomdha bhaineas no ghabhas leis na nithe roimhráite.

That it is expedient to authorise the payment out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas of any expenses incurred by the Minister for Agriculture in carrying into effect any Act of the present Session to make provision for promoting the more extensive growing of flax, and for that purpose to make provision for the regulation and control of the growing, scutching, and sale of flax, and for divers matters ancillary to or connected with the matters aforesaid.

On the money Resolution, has the Minister any statement to make now as to the attitude he proposes to adopt in regard to the representations made by certain Deputies to extend the Flax Bill to include West Cork? In view of the fact that he has had time since the Second Reading to consider the matter, perhaps he would make a statement now.

Dr. Ryan

I would like, as far as possible, to bring the West Cork flax-growers under the provisions of the Bill this year. I do not think the extension amounts to very much—12 to 20 acres or thereabouts. I think, if it is at all possible, I will bring that area in.

That is satisfactory.

Question put and agreed to.
Resolution reported and agreed to.