§ MR. W. J. CORBET
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If Tramway Companies, who obtained Orders in Council for the construction of lines before the passing of "The Tramways and Public Companies (Ireland) Act, 1883," can obtain the benefit of the Guarantee Clauses of that Act without beginning de novo; and, if not, whether the Government will give facilities to enable such Companies to get Supplemental Orders in Council for such guarantees without the great expense of beginning de novo?
§ MR. TREVELYAN
Sir, I am advised that Tramway Companies, who obtained Orders in Council before the passing of the Act, cannot obtain the benefit of that Act without beginning de novo. I understand, however, that there are only two Companies in existence having such Orders which have not been carried out. There is no power under the Act to grant Supplemental Orders in Council for guarantees.