HC Deb 26 March 1885 vol 296 c670

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, What is the result of the inspection of Arklow Breakwater made by the Chairman of the Board of Works on Saturday 21st inst.; whether it is a fact that the examination took place at high water when the damaged foundations were not visible; whether he is aware that several harbours constructed by the Board of Works throughout the Country have failed; whether the Grand Jury assembled at Wicklow Assizes on Monday last passed a resolution drawing attention to the condition of Arklow—Harbour works, and asking that an independent engineer be sent to examine and report on the best means to repair the defects; and, whether their request will be complied with?


I have received a preliminary Report of his inspection of Arklow Breakwater from General San-key of a very reassuring character; and, when a definite Report can be made, it shall be laid before the House. It is not the fact that he only saw the works at high water.