HC Deb 16 March 1886 vol 303 cc969-70

asked the President of the Board of Trade, If his attention has been called to the condition of the harbour of Girvan, in Ayrshire, and to the complaints of fishermen that heavy dues are exacted from them under the Provisional Order granted for the construction of the harbour; the original condition being that a depth of four feet would be maintained at low water, whereas the depth at low water does not now exceed two feet, that portions of the quay have fallen in, and that the harbour is in an unsafe condition; and, if he would take immediate steps to inquire into the case, and have the defects complained of remedied?

THE PRESIDENT (Mr. MUNDELLA) (Sheffield, Brightside)

I have referred the complaint to which the hon. Member alludes to the Harbour Commissioners of Girvan for their observations, and I can express no opinion upon it until I get their Report. I must, therefore, ask the hon. Member to repeat his Question in a few days.