HC Deb 08 August 1878 vol 242 c1586

(7.) £22,435, to complete the sum for the Public Works Office, Ireland.


asked what action the Government were going to take on the Report of the Committee in relation to Public Works in Ireland?


said, the hon. and gallant Member would remember that the Report which had just been issued recommended a variety of changes in the Office, and pointed out certain defects. The effect of the Report would mean an entire reorganization of the Department, and a work of such magnitude could not have been decided on in a few days since the Report had been issued. He had no doubt that important changes would be made in the organization of the Department; but he did not think he could pledge himself more than that, beyond saying that a Report so valuable would be sure to be acted on in the course of next year.

Vote agreed to.