§ DR. KENNY (Cork, S.)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether, considering the admitted hardships from which the ratepayers of East and West Divisions of West Carberry, County Cork, are now suffering by being compelled to pay heavy rates, the rate in the former division being 6d. in the £1, and in the latter 10d. in the £1, to provide the guaranteed baronial dividend on the Schull and Skibbereen Tramway, which, owing to defects in the construction of the permanent way, and the consequent breakdown in the rolling stock, defects attributed by Judge O'Brien, at the recent Cork Assizes, to the mistakes of public officials, is now idle and earning nothing, he will give a sufficient grant out of the £50,000, reserved under the Budget arrangements for the development of Irish resources, to put the line in working order?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN), (St. George's, Hanover Square)
in reply, said, the Question should he addressed to the Board of Trade. Without entering into the controversy as to who was responsible, or admitting the allegations made in the Question, he could only say that none of the £50,000 reserved for the development of Irish resources could be applied to the purpose of putting this line in working order. The whole fund had already been allocated, and the details would be seen in the Supplemental 919 Estimates, winch would be immediately presented.