asked the Minister for Fisheries and Forestry if he will take all steps possible to ensure that a proper and full supply of raw material is made available to Callanwood Limited, Ballymack, Callan, County Kilkenny, who are engaged in the production of heat logs to ensure the continuation of the 26 jobs which exist there; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Written Answers. - County Kilkenny Firm.
My Department do not have supplies of or control over the disposal of sawmill residues which is ordinarily the main constituent of the product made by the firm in question. I am not, therefore, in a position to ensure a proper and full supply of suitable material for the firm. The company are, of course, entitled to tender for timber which is advertised by my Department each month.