HC Deb 22 May 1879 vol 246 cc1014-5

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether it is true that the Irish Government have ordered the Board of Works to prepare plans for a new bridge at Carrick on Suir, and have called upon the grand juries of the three adjoining counties to present sums of money for carrying out the work; whether the people of the district have begged that a swivel arch or portcullis be included in the plan; and, whether the Government have ignored this appeal, and have insisted on a plan which will impair the navigation of the river?


The facts are correctly stated in the first part of the Question. As to the second part, if the word "town" is substituted for "district," that is also correct. As regards the action of the Government, the case was referred to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, which is the final Court of Appeal in cases of the kind, and the duty of the Government is simply to give effect to the decision of that Court.


Sir, I beg to give Notice that I shall draw attention to this matter on the Vote for the Board of Works.