HC Deb 08 June 1885 vol 298 cc1398-9

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Whether he has received a communication from the representatives of the ship and boat-owners of Arklow as to the failure of the harbour works; whether they have forwarded a Report thereon from Mr. W. G. Strype, C.E., the engineer under whose direction the adjacent harbour at Wicklow has been constructed; and, whether he will lay that Report upon the Table?


A communication to the effect stated by the hon. Member has been received. As the Government have it in contemplation to procure a Report on the case from some independent engineer who has not been mixed up in the personal controversies which have, unfortunately, arisen about it, I do not think it desirable to lay any further Papers on the Table at present.