Quota Order No. 20 relates to tomatoes, and under it the importation of raw tomatoes into the Saorstát is prohibited. The object of the Order, which was made at the instance of the Department of Agriculture, was to restrict the importation of tomatoes during the season of home production, with a view to securing the full market for home produced tomatoes. The period of home production is approximately from 24th June to 31st October in each year. Under the present Quota Order that period was covered this year by a preliminary period, and the first and second quota periods. In the preliminary period, which extended from 19th June, 1935, to the 14th July, 1935, licences to the extent of 11,425 cwts. were issued. In the first quota period, 15th July, 1935, to 31st August, 1935, licences for 5,500 cwts. were issued, and in the second period, which extended to 31st October, licences for 7,088 cwts. were issued. The quantities in each case were those indicated by the Department of Agriculture as being adequate, with the help of the home supply, to meet all the normal requirements of the country. For the third quota period, which commenced on the 1st November, 1935, and ends on 23rd June, 1936, there is no desire to restrict imports in any way. No home grown tomatoes are available, and consequently 56,000 cwts. has been appointed, and is considered as more than adequate to enable all the tomatoes required to be met by imports until June 23rd next, when home grown tomatoes will be again available.