§ MR. BIGGAR
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, How much the Government has lent towards the River Fergus reclamation scheme, in county Clare; what is now the position of the land proposed to be reclaimed, when the tide is full; how much do the Government engineers estimate it would now take to finish the work; and, what is their idea of the value of the property when finished?
§ MR. HIBBERT
About £92,000 has been expended on this work, and it is hoped that between £7,000 and £8,000 more will complete it. The estimated value of the land to be reclaimed exceeds £70,000. The land is still covered with water at high tide, as the sea cannot be excluded until the bank is finished.