Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Processing of Flax.

asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce if any proposals regarding the processing of flax have been received by his Department; and, if not, whether, in view of the failure of private enterprise to act in the matter, he will cause an investigation by experts to be held immediately as to the possibility of such an industry being successfully operated here.

A number of inquiries has been made to me about the processing of flax, but it would not appear likely that there will be any developments in connection with these inquiries. This is a matter which I consider would be appropriate for examination by the industrial development authority.

Does the Minister mean to convey to me that it will be considered by the industrial development authority?

I have said that.

Thank you.