Message Received in Chief Secretary’s Office
Received at 7.06pm From Power To MS
Will you please say what reply I may send to the following-
This commission is desirous of ordering the SS Tandil laden with sugar to Limerick but it is apprehensive as to whether there may be a risk to the cargo or apart from that a risk of the discharge of the vessel being materially delayed on account of the present position in Ireland. The Commission is very unwilling in the absence of such risks to divert sugar which normally would be allotted to the Irish consumers and more particularly so as the sugar is mainly required for the manufacture of condensed milk and I am directed to inquire whether these risks must be regarded as serious. I am directed further to request that an answer may be returned as speedily as possible as the orders for the vessel must be given almost immediately.
CS Newcastle Secy
Royal Common on Sugar Supply