§ MR. R. POWER (Waterford)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If his attention has been called to the Second Report by the Royal Commissioners on Irish Public Works, page 42, wherein they state that there is a case in which a loan may be properly made by the State on the lowest permissible terms—namely, in case No. 42—A bridge connecting the railway at Waterford with a connecting line at New Ross, powers for both of which already exist, which proposal would connect Wexford and Rosslare with the whole of the South of Ireland;and, when such loan may be made, and 418 the recommendation of the Royal Commission carried out.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
, in reply, said, he was not aware of the conditions under which particular loans were made. He suggested that the hon. Member should put the Question to the Treasury, with whom rested all responsibility in the matter.