HC Deb 10 May 1843 vol 69 c101
Sir W. Barron

wished to ask the right hon. Baronet at the head of the Government whether it were the intention of Ministers to introduce any measure in the present Session to facilitate the undertaking of railroads in Ireland?

Sir R. Peel

said, that inquiries had been directed and were still in progress, the object of which, however, was rather to facilitate the communication between England and Ireland than to aid in the construction of railways in the latter country.

Sir W. Barron;

Am I to understand then, Sir, that there is not any measure under the consideration of the Government the object of which is to facilitate the making of railroads in Ireland—I mean any measure for that purpose founded on the reports on that subject made to the late Government?

Sir R. Peel

How far an improved communication with Ireland from this country may tend to facilitate the introduction of railroads in the former, 1 am not prepared to say. I have only to repeat, that the subject of communication between this country arid Ireland with a view to its improvement is under the consideration of Government. If the question of the hon. Baronet refers to any advance of public money for the purpose of facilitating the formation of railroads in Ireland, I am not prepared to give him any answer now.

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