HC Deb 23 February 1883 vol 276 cc714-5

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, How much of the £13,000 proposed to be put in the present year's Estimates for Fishery Harbours on the Irish Coast is intended for new works; how much for the completion of harbours in progress; and if any portion will be devoted to make good any sum over expended on piers or harbours in progress or lately completed; and, if so, on what works; and, if any portion, and, if so, how much, of this £13,000 is included in the £45,000 voted by Parliament under "The Belief of Distress (Ireland) Amendment Act, 1881?"


Sir, a sum of £3,250 will be available for absolutely new works; the remainder of the £13,000 being devoted to works in various stages of progress. No part of the £13,000 is included in the sum of £45,000 sanctioned in 1880; but a small sum (£750) out of it will be spent in additions to two piers built out of that grant, and forms part of the provision for works in progress.


Will any portion of the sum named by the hon. Gentleman be devoted to the works at Arklow?


Oh, yes.