HC Deb 23 February 1885 vol 294 cc1045-6

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, If he will explain the delay in proceeding with the Liscannor Pier, the sum necessary for which was voted by the Commissioners under "The Fishery Piers and Harbours (Ireland) Act, 1883;" if the grant has also been approved by the Treasury; if it is a fact that the Irish Board of Works is responsible for the delay; and, if he will cause steps to be taken to compel the Irish Board of Works to expedite their action in this respect?


The Fishery Commissioners approved of a pier at Liscannor in October last, and Treasury approval was at once given. The formalities required by the Acts were then got through as quickly as possible; the contract plans have been prepared, and tenders called for which are to be received on the 25th instant, after which the work will be put in hand at once. As far as I can ascertain, there has been no avoidable delay.