HC Deb 09 April 1885 vol 296 cc1154-5

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, If it is a fact that the Grand Jury of the county of Galway presented a sum of £2,000, as far back as the Spring Assizes of 1884, towards a grant out of the Sea Fisheries Fund for the erection of a pier and formation of a harbour at Cleggan, in the county Galway, according to plans prepared by the Board of Works, and that the Piers and Harbours Commissioners, and the Treasury thereupon sanctioned a free grant of £6,000, to complete said works; and if, notwithstanding the length of time that has since elapsed, the works have not yet been commenced; if the works have been lot to a contractor; and, if so, what is the amount of the contract, and when is he bound to have them completed; and, if a copy of the detailed plans and specifications will be furnished to the county surveyor, who will be obliged to maintain the works hereafter?


At the end of last June, the Government hoard that the Grand Jury had made a presentment for £2,000 on account of this work, and a grant of £6,000 from the Sea Fisheries Fund was sanctioned in the middle of July. The tenders received after the necessary interval were not satisfactory, and fresh ones had to be called for. The contract was executed on the 18th of December last, its amount being £7,468, and the contractor is bound to complete the works by the 1st of October, 1886. Detailed plans and specifications will be furnished to the county surveyor if the Grand Jury desire it.