HC Deb 15 July 1878 vol 241 cc1465-6

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether his attention has been directed to the Report of the Committee appointed to inquire into the Board of Works (Ireland), especially to that portion which relates to the Northern Navigation System, in which the following sentence occurs:— We would recommend, therefore, that a Royal Commission, which would command public confidence, should be appointed by the Government; and, whether it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to appoint such a Royal Commission to inquire into the state of inland navigation in Ireland, more especially into that portion of it known as the Northern System?


Sir, my attention has been called to the Report, and I propose to have a clause very shortly under consideration. As yet I have not had an opportunity of forming a definite opinion on the Report, or to make any recommendations such as those to which the hon. Member refers. The question of the Irish navigation system will receive immediate attention.