HC Deb 07 July 1879 vol 247 c1712

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether Her Majesty's Government intend, in conformity with the recommendation made last year by the Treasury Committee on the Board of Works (Ireland), to advise Her Majesty to appoint Commissioners to inquire and report upon the present state and future prospects of the inland navigation system of the north of Ireland, and the expediency of abandoning the same, or endeavouring to make such improvements therein as may render it less injurious to the agriculture of the adjoining districts?


The matter to which the hon. Gentleman refers is not in my Department; but I have every reason to know it is the intention of the Government to institute an inquiry into the subject, attention having been called to the matter in " another place," when an assurance to that effect was given.