CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - BOYCOTTING NOTICES (CO. DUBLIN).

asked the Minister for Home Affairs whether his attention has been called to the fact that boycotting notices have been issued in connection with the auctions of various grazing lands in the Co. Dublin, whether steps have been taken to detect and deal with the persons responsible for these notices, and whether adequate protection will be given to persons desirous of bidding for these grazing lands.

Mr. O'HIGGINS

My attention has been drawn to boycotting notices in connection with the auction of grazing lands in the Saggart district, and the matter is being investigated with a view to dealing with the persons responsible for the notices. Adequate protection will be afforded to persons desirous of bidding for these grazing lands.

Will the Minister consult with the Minister for Agriculture with a view to having those grazing lands brought into cultivation?

Mr. O'HIGGINS

I do not regard it as any part of my responsibilities to consult with the Minister for Agriculture in that matter.