Dáil Éireann - Volume 81 - 28 November, 1940
Written Answers. - Turf-Cutting Co-operative Societies.
Risteárd Ua Maolchatha Risteárd Ua Maolchatha
Risteárd Ua Maolchatha asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce if he will state the total number of turf-cutting co-operative societies existing in each county and province; the total number of members in each county and province; and the gross total of such societies and members on the 31st March, 1940.
Mr. MacEntee Mr. MacEntee
Mr. MacEntee: The following statement shows the number of turf societies registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts, 1893 to 1936, at the 31st March, 1940, classified as desired by the Deputy. Membership figures as at the 31st March, 1940, are not available but figures complied from the last return filed by each of the societies with the Registrar of Friendly Societies, are given in the statement. These membership figures take no  account of nine inactive societies which had not furnished returns and were still on the register at the 31st March, 1940, pending cancellation of their registry.
Dáil Éireann 81 Written Answers. Turf-Cutting Co-operative Societies.