HC Deb 09 April 1804 vol 22 cc1572-3
MR. E. BARRY (Cork Co., S.)

I bog to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has been called to a resolution recently passed by the Skibbereen Town Commissioners protesting against the removal of the Custom House from Skibbereen to Baltimore, a village nine miles distant from the former town, and whether he is aware that considerable inconvenience is likely to be caused to an extensive district of which Skibbereen is the centre should this contemplated removal of the Custom House be carried into effect; and what action he proposes to take in the matter?


A copy of the resolution referred to was on Saturday last received by the Commissioners of Customs and will receive attention; but the changes of station of the Customs officers belonging to the Port of Skibbereen, from Bantry and Skibbereen to Baltimore, were considered to be advantageous both in the interests of the Service and of the public, and were recommended both by the late and the present district collector, who are of opinion that in view of the present railway communication between the two towns no inconvenience is likely to be caused to Skibbereen.