HC Deb 08 April 1869 vol 195 c360

said, he wished to ask the President of the Board of Trade, If it is true that the works of Portpatrick Harbour have lately received serious injury from storms; also, if he can state the probable sum that would be required to put it into repair, and render it a safe Harbour for a Packet Station; and the total amount that has been altogether expended upon the Harbour?


in reply, said, it was true that some damage had recently been done to the South pier and jetty in the storms of the past winter. In July last a representation was made by Mr. Coode, civil engineer, that £9,000 would be required to repair the damage caused before that time, and that not less than £21,500 would be required to place the harbour and pier in a condition of permanent safety; and, of course, in addition to the latter amount, a sum would be required to repair the damage caused since the estimate was made, in July last. With respect to the total expenditure on the harbour, the sum down in the books of the Department was not less than £252,112 14s. 7d.