HC Deb 27 November 1882 vol 275 cc110-1

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If his attention has been called to the resolutions adopted within the last few days by the Associated Cesspayers of the Baronies of Inchiquin, Mozarta, Corcomroe, and Kerikan, in the county of Clare, pointing out the perilous extent of the failure of the potato crop, and urging the necessity of immediately proceeding with the construction of the Ennis and West Clare Railway as a means of saving the working population from widespread distress; and, whether the Government will regard the evident readiness of the Associated Cesspayers of West Clare to co-operate in any responsibility arising from the advance of funds by the State as a reason for favourably considering the claims of the project upon the attention of the Administration?


Sir, the hon. Member has, I perceive, another Question on the Paper which is practically the same as this—the point in both Questions being that I should pledge the Treasury to advance funds towards the construction of the Ennis and West Clare Railway. This point had already been urged on me by the hon. Member for Clare (Mr. O'Shea), and I must refer the hon. Member to the answer which I gave him, which he will find reported in The Times of the 24th instant.