HC Deb 21 September 1886 vol 309 cc1100-1

asked the Secretary to the Board of Trade, Whether the rocks between the Old and the New Pier at Baltimore are a serious obstruction to the fishing industry; whether the cost of removing them will exceed £50; and, whether, in view of the fact that an overseer to the Board of Public Works is at present in Baltimore, immediate steps will be taken to remove the above-mentioned rocks?

THE SECRETARY (Baron HENRY DE WOEMS) (Liverpool, East Toxteth)

The harbour of Baltimore is, by the Baltimore and Skibbereen Harbour Order, 1884, vested in the Baltimore and Skibbereen Harbour Commissioners, who have power to deepen and improve the harbour at its entrance. The Board of Trade have no jurisdiction in the matter.