HC Deb 17 February 1887 vol 310 cc1751-2
MR. W. J. CORBET (Wicklow, E.)

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, with reference to a memorial submitted on behalf of the people of Greystones, County Wicklow, relative to the harbour works at that place, Whether the Treasury will sanction the expenditure of £1,000, at present in the hands of the Board of Works in connection with Greystones, in excavating a small dock, as recommended in the Memorial, to give employment to the fishermen who are prevented from following their calling regularly owing to the present condition of the harbour?


The Board of Public Works have not £1,000 to spare from the amount sanctioned for the harbour at Greystones, as they have in this and all similar cases to meet the charge for a clerk of the works and other incidental expenses from the difference between the amount of the contract and the total amount sanctioned for the execution of the works. They hope, however, in this particular case to be enabled to excavate the small dock recommended by the Memorialists, and have made arrangements for giving effect to the recommendation, as far as is possible, with the funds available.