HC Deb 09 April 1885 vol 296 cc1153-4

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, If he could state what was the amount of the engineer's esti- mate for the Checkpoint Pier, county Waterford; how was the money provided; what is the amount of the contract for the work, and when is the contractor bound to complete the works; and, is it a fact that the plan of these works designed by the engineer of the Board of Works is so faulty that a boat slip has not been provided for boats bringing fish there at low water, and that at such times the pier will be nearly useless?


The engineer's estimate for this work was £3,000, towards which £2,250 was provided by grant from the Sea Fisheries Fund, and £750 has been contributed locally. The amount of the contract is £2,649, and the contractor is bound to complete the works on the 1st of October next. No boat slip was recommended by the Fishery Commissioners, neither did there appear to be any local desire for one; but the Waterford Steamship Company having asked that there should be one, the Board of Works are in communication with them on the subject.