§ MR. R. POWER (Waterford)
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, 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 876 the recommendation of the Royal Commission carried out?
§ THE SECRETARY (Mr. JACKSON) (Leeds. N.)
I understand that the Parliamentary powers for constructing the bridge and extension line referred to are vested in the Dublin, Wicklow, and Wexford Railway Company. I am not aware that any application for a loan has been made by that Company. Any such application would, of course, be carefully considered.