Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Imports of Fishing Nets.

asked the Taoiseach if he will state the types of fishing nets and value of each type imported in the years 1951, 1952 and 1953.

The value of fishing nets imported in 1951 was £53,171, in 1952 it was £30,461, and in 1953 it was £32,122. The Official Import List does not require such articles to be further described and no information is available as to the imports of various types of fishing nets.

Do these figures suggest that there was considerable stockpiling of fish nets in 1951Pace the Tánaiste?

And mouse-traps.

That is a separate question.