HC Deb 01 March 1887 vol 311 cc892-3
MR. MARJORIBANKS (Berwickshire)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether it is the intention of the Government to give any effect to the recommendations of the Harbour Accommodation Committee, especially as to the appointment of a small Royal Commission to complete the work of the Committee, and as to giving increased facilities to localities to offer the local rates as collateral security for loans advanced by the Public Works Loan Commissioners?

THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)

Communications are now passing between the Treasury, the Public Works Loan Board, and the Board of Trade on the subject of Harbour Accommodation; but I am unable at present to give the right hon. Member any definite information as to the increased facilities which he desires to obtain for the construction of harbours; but if the right hon. Gentleman will repeat his Question in the course of two or three weeks I hope then to be in a position to give him an answer.