HC Deb 10 December 1888 vol 331 c1589
MR. W. J. CORBET (Wicklow, E.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If he is aware that, owing to the failure of the fishing industry at Arklow this winter, there is great distress amongst the working classes there; and, whether he will take any steps to have relief works set on foot to tide over the crisis by giving employment to the labouring population?

THE SOLICITOR GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. MADDEN)(who replied) (Dublin University)

said, the Government was making inquiries on the subject; but he was not yet in a position to make a statement in regard to the matter.