HC Deb 07 August 1879 vol 249 cc390-1

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether, considering the distress that exists in Ireland, and the urgency of some of the applications for works under the Fishery Piers Acts, the Government will favourably consider and soon decide on the list of applications specially recommended by the Commissioners of Public Works for immediate execution, without waiting for the completion of Ardglass Harbour?


Sir, I quite admit the importance of the subject which the hon. Member has brought before me in the Question he has put. I am at present in communication with the Board of Works about one or two applications for grants for harbours; but my difficulty at present is that no provision has been made for these works in the Estimates. However, that is a difficulty I shall endeavour to overcome, if I find from the Correspondence with the Board of Works that I am able to carry out the object of its recommendations.