HC Deb 01 September 1887 vol 320 c744
MR. HARRIS (Galway, E.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he is aware of the failure of the tree planting clauses of "The Tramways (Ireland) Act, 1883," and, having regard to the fact and the recent Report of the Committee on Forestry, which Report recommends the planting of large areas in each of the Three Kingdoms, the Government would transfer a portion of the moneys still available for migration, under the same Act of 1883, to the development of osier growing and other forest industries in Ireland?


(who replied) said: The Act quoted by the hon. Member provides for the scheme for tree planting by way of loans. Any failure which may have occurred is not due to the loans not being available, but to applicants not coming forward. There being no failure of funds for the purpose of tree planting, the question of appropriating funds assigned to other purposes does not seem to arise.