Ceisteann—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Leitrim Chipboard Industry.

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asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce if he is satisfied that there is sufficient raw material in North Leitrim to justify the establishment of a chipboard industry in Manorhamilton; and, if so, if he will do all possible to have such an industry located there.

I am advised that the yield from the State forestry plantations in north Leitrim in terms of material suitable for production of wood chipboard would not be sufficient to justify the establishment of a wood chipboard factory at Manorhamilton at this stage.