§ MR. BIGGAR (Cavan, W.)
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, How much money has been advanced by the Treasury toward the River Fergus Reclamation Scheme; what is the present state of the works, and how much is expected it will cost to finish them; what is the extent of the property, and its estimated value; and, what is the present income derivable from it?
§ THE SECRETARY (Mr. JACKSON) (Leeds, N.)
The amount advanced is £125,151. The works are nearly completed, and the embankment is expected to be fully closed this summer. The estimated cost of completion is £4,000. The extent of the property is about 1,300 statute acres, and the estimated value is £70,510. This value was estimated some years ago by the late Mr. John Kelly, who had considerable experience in such reclamations; but it is impossible to say what it would realize under the present circumstances of the Land Question in Ireland. The present income is nil.