HC Deb 10 December 1878 vol 243 cc528-9

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, If the Government intend to take steps to re-organise the Irish Board of Works, and if the Government purpose to make an announcement on this subject before the Christmas Recess?


Sir, the Treasury have not yet decided as to what steps are to be taken, because they are considering the information from the Committee which inquired into the Board of Works in Ire- land. The Report deals with a great variety of subjects, and some of the changes which it proposes would require legislation. The subject is under the consideration of the Council, and the House will perceive it will necessarily occupy a certain amount of time; but I hope that when the House meets again I shall be in a position to announce the course the Government intends to take with regard to it.