Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Clonsast Turf.

asked the Minister for Finance if he is now in a position to state (a) the cost per ton on the bog of the turf produced at Clonsast during the 1941 season; (b) the cost of the haulage per ton of such turf from the bog to the railhead at Portarlington and the cost per ton of its transport by rail from Portlaoighise to Dublin; (c) the cost per ton of transporting turf by road direct from Clonsast to Dublin, and (d) the total quantities of Clonsast turf carried to Dublin up to October 31st, 1941, by (1) rail, and (2) road.

I would refer the Deputy to my reply to his question on these matters on 20th November, 1941.

Is the Parliamentary Secretary aware that he did not reply to my question on the date mentioned and will he state whether he has or has not the information asked for in his Department, and, if he has, why he refuses to give it?

I have nothing whatever to add to the statement made on the previous occasion.

In view of the refusal of the Parliamentary Secretary to give the information asked for in this question, I propose, Sir, with your permission, to raise the matter on the adjournment.

That is the question to which the Deputy referred when the House last met?

That is so, Sir, yes.