HC Deb 05 July 1879 vol 247 cc1547-8

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether, having received the engineer's report upon the state of Dunbar Harbour, he is now prepared to state what course he proposes to take with regard to it?


, in reply, said, that the old harbour of Dunbar had never been supported in any way, either by public grants or otherwise, from the public accounts; and looking, at the Act, which required certain local contributions to be made in addition to any grant from Government funds, the Government thought it within their powers to sanction an expenditure of £5,000; and the Treasury accordingly had addressed a letter to the Provost of Dunbar, offering to provide funds for the repair of Victoria Harbour, on condition that the locality undertook the restoration of the old harbour. The engineer's estimate of the cost of the necessary repairs was — for Victoria Harbour, about £5,000; and for the old harbour, about £2,000.