Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Export of Oats.

asked the Minister for Agriculture whether oats of last year's crop were exported since 1st January, 1949; and, if so, if he will state the quantity exported; the country or countries it was exported to; and if the general arrangement made for its disposal necessitated any contribution from the Exchequer.

Since 1st January, 1949, approximately 595 tons of oats have been exported to Belgium and four tons to Northern Ireland. The disposal of these oats did not involve any charge on public funds.