Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Cost of Report on Land Improvement.

asked the Minister for Agriculture whether he will state the total cost to the State of the preparation and publication of the recent report on the Present State and Methods for Improvement of Irish Land, giving in detail the items which went to make up the cost.

The total cost to the State of the preparation and publication of the report referred to was £471 3s. 2d. This figure was made up as follows:—

Fee paid to Mr. Holmes for survey and report

£315

0

0

Travelling, etc., expenses covering Mr. Holmes's tour

69

13

2

Cost of printing report

86

10

0

£471

3

2