HC Deb 06 July 1876 vol 230 c1045

asked the President of the Board of Trade, If he can state by whom the representations were made which induced the Board to reopen the question of granting to Mrs. Hamilton a lease of the foreshore at Balbriggan, county Dublin, which would exclude the public from its enjoyment; and, whether he will lay upon the Table Copies of the Correspondence which has passed on the subject?


The representations which induced the Board of Trade to re-open the question of considering Mrs. Hamilton's application for a lease of the rights of the Crown in a certain foreshore adjoining her property at Balbriggan were made by the Constabulary to the Irish Government, and by them forwarded to me. Reports from the Constabulary are, I understand from the Chief Secretary, confidential, and cannot therefore be produced; and as the application is still under consideration it would be unusual and inconvenient to present the other Papers, and they would not alone give much information.