PRICES OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS.

As regards Item 22, in reference to the return asked for by Deputy Johnson regarding statistics of the prices of agricultural products, I am not sure that I can meet the Deputy fully on that matter, but possibly it will satisfy him if I give him full information in respect of Ireland for each year from 1881 to 1925. As regards the Free State the information can be given from the years 1911 to 1925.

That will satisfy me.

It will take some time to prepare, but the return will be got out as speedily as possible. If the Deputy would indicate a date by which his purpose would be served I would meet him.

I understand the material is ready. I am aware that it is in hands, but I am not going to press the Minister. The desire was to have the information available as quickly as possible.

Say within a month or three weeks.

I think that will do, as I have got some of the information myself.

Return ordered to be presented.