asked the Minister for Agriculture if he will state the number of registered milk producers in 1947 and in 1948.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Registered Milk Producers.
The number of milk producers registered by local authorities under the Milk and Dairies Act, 1935 (i.e., persons producing milk for sale for human consumption) on 31st December, 1947, was 7,841. The number so registered on 31st December, 1948, is not yet available, but is expected to be somewhat greater than in the preceding year. The number of milk producers registered under the Act on 31st December, 1946, was 7,580.