Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Price of Turf.

asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce if he is aware that private turf producers who have their turf well saved and reeked on the roadsides are only offered by dealers an uneconomic price ranging from 25/-to 30/- per ton and that in the circumstances private production of turf will cease unless the position is now clarified; and, if so, whether a minimum price will be laid down.

I am not aware that the prices offered by dealers to private turf producers are those mentioned by the Deputy. With regard to the suggestion that a minimum price be laid down I would refer the Deputy to my reply on the 5th instant to a similar question put down by Deputy John Flynn.