Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Registration of Victuallers.

asked the Minister for Agriculture if he will state what is the total number of registered victuallers in the Saorstát, and what is the number of victuallers who have been served with notice to cease slaughtering activities.

Dr. Ryan

The number of premises at present in the Register of Victualling Premises, kept under the Slaughter of Cattle and Sheep Acts, 1934 and 1935, is 3,135.

The number of premises at present in the Register of Slaughtering Premises is 1,997. The registration of 333 slaughtering premises was cancelled compulsorily under Section 19 (5) of the Principal Act; in six of these cases the registration has been restored. These six premises are included in the total of 1,997.