asked the Minister of Food why canned beef is not imported from Eire; and whether he contemplates opening negotiations with regard to price in the near future.
Canned meats, including canned beef, are, in fact, being imported by private traders from the Irish Republic.
Can the Minister say whether he has negotiated on a Government basis with Eire for the import of canned beef?
Not on a Government basis.
asked the Minister of Food to what extent canned horse is now being imported from Eire.
Would it not be an advantage, at any rate to the horses, if they were killed and canned before export for human consumption in this country?