§ MR. B. SAMUELSON
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether any Tramways or light Railways have been undertaken under the provisions of the Act of last Session (Tramways and Public Companies (Ireland) Act), guaranteeing a minimum dividend on the capital?
§ MR. TREVELYAN
Up to the present time some 76 schemes (with a mileage of about 1,390 miles, and estimated capital of considerably over £5,000,000 sterling) have been lodged for the approval of Grand Juries at the next Spring Assizes. The hon. Member may be interested to know that the schemes are thus allotted—Ulster. 13; Munster, 24; Leinster, 16; and Connaught, 23. All undertakings under the Act must by its provisions, in the first instance, receive the sanction of the Grand Juries concerned; 1326 and, therefore, no action can be taken by the Lord Lieutenant and Privy Council until such sanction has been obtained by the promoters of the tramways schemes.