said, he rose to call the attention of the House to the alleged inconvenient and dangerous state of the landing pier at Holyhead; and to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty, Whether the Government intend to take any and what steps so as to secure the safety of the Irish steam packets and the passengers from and to Ireland during the next winter? The landing pier at Holyhead was at present in an inconvenient and dangerous state.
§ LORD CLARENCE PAGET
said, Her Majesty's Government were anxious to carry out the necessary improvements of the pier at Holyhead but, however important it was that the work should be carried on during the fine weather of the summer, it was positively necessary to 798 come to some sort of understanding with the London and North Western Company and the City of Dublin Steam Packet Company that they would abide by their contract. The Treasury were in almost daily communication with those companies, and he hoped the matter would be shortly arranged.
§ Main Question put, and agreed to.
§ Supply considered in Committee.
§ House resumed.
§ Committee report Progress; to sit again To-morrow.