§ MR. HOOPER (Cork, S.E.)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether the sum of £4,000 to be devoted to the promotion of fishery pier accommodation in the West of Ireland will provide actual additional accommodation of this kind, or be spent in the completion of works already commenced under former schemes?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN) (St. George's, Hanover Square)
The £4,000 is to be spent on piers, harbours, and roads, not on piers only, as the Question seems to imply. A sum of rather under £3,000 will be devoted to additions recommended by the Piers and Roads Commissioners as calculated to secure the full utility of the works already executed by them; and £1,200 will be spent on a new road to complete the coast communication between Galway and Clifden. I may take this opportunity of saying that with regard to the whole question of the appropriation of the £50,000 to be devoted to works of public utility in Ireland, and principally to arterial drainage as the most urgent, the Government will gladly learn the views of hon. Members from Ireland. If the 1591 hon. Member for the City of Cork (Mr. Parnell) will appoint some Members representing the views of his Party to confer with the Chief Secretary and myself on the subject, the Government will give the most attentive consideration to any suggestions they may offer.
§ MR. T. M. HEALY (Longford, N.)
asked if an opportunity would be given for discussing the question of the allocation of this £50,000. On what day would the vote be taken?
§ MR. GOSCHEN
said, the allocation of the money would be taken in the form of Estimates, so that hon. Members would have ample opportunity for discussing the different items.
§ MR. T. M. HEALY
And would the right hon. Gentleman the Irish Secretary confer with the associates of assassins?
§ [No reply.]