§ MR. PETER M'DONALD (Sligo, N.)
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether the Kingstown Township Commissioners can obtain the charge of the footway of the East Pier, in view of the fact that, until so taken in charge by them, no expenditure out of the local rates could be made for its improvement; and, whether, if such charge cannot be given to the Town Commissioners, the 98 Treasury will re-consider the matter, and include in the Estimates a sum sufficient to put the promenade portion in suitable condition, the same as has been done at Dover and elsewhere?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. HENRY H. FOWLER) (Wolverhampton, E.)
, in reply, said, that under the Harbours Act the Commissioners of Public Works were unable to act in the manner suggested. They would offer no objection to the extension of the works from other than public funds.