HC Deb 26 August 1880 vol 256 c93

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, If he can state when the Board of Works will send an engineer to make an estimate of the cost of the Cunnigar Bridge and Causeway, the public utility of which has been so strongly urged in the Report of the Fishery Inspector in the recent inquiry at Dungarvan?


Sir, as the work referred to by the hon. Member appeared to be of a nature to be undertaken under the Act of 9 Vict. c. 3, the Treasury referred the case to the Fishery Piers Committee appointed to select the objects on which the Parliamentary grants might be best expended. The Committee, however, have lately answered that they do not feel justified in appropriating any of the funds at their disposal to the work in question. As there are no other funds that can be applied to the work, I can only suggest that possibly the work might be presented for by the extraordinary baronial sessions, if it lies in a district for which such sessions have been convened by the Lord Lieutenant.