HC Deb 23 February 1888 vol 322 c1224
MR. W. J. CORBET (Wicklow, E.)

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether any representations as to the necessity for pier or harbour accommodation for fishing boats at Bray, County Wicklow, has at any time been brought under the notice of the Treasury, and with what result; whether the recent lamentable fatality, by which a fishing boat was capsized while attempting to reach the shore, and two of her crew drowned, has been brought to his knowledge; whether it is a fact that two relatives of the drowned fishermen were lost at the same place under precisely similar circumstances; and, whether the Government will take steps to provide pier or harbour accommodation at Bray?


No such representation in regard to Bray has been brought under the notice of the Treasury, nor was the case brought before the Royal Commission on Public Works, which has recently reported; but I understand that various schemes for providing shelter at this place were being considered by the Commissioners under the Sea Fisheries' Act of 1883, which, however, did not recommend any grant for the purpose out of the fund provided by the Act. The hon. Member has kindly sent me a newspaper report of a recent case of drowning at Bray. There is no fund at the disposal of the Government out of which any assistance can be given for the purpose of providing such accommodation.