HC Deb 30 July 1888 vol 329 c741
MR. FLYNN (Cork, N.)

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, in view of the conflict of opinion between the Cork County Grand Jury and the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland, in respect to the alleged serious defects in the Ballycotton Pier, and the refusal of the Grand Jury to take over and maintain the pier, Whether he will take steps to insure that a competent engineer, independent of either of these Bodies, shall be sent to examine into and report on the condition of the work?


The hon. Member for Mid Cork (Dr. Tanner) asked me a Question on this subject last week, and at my request postponed the Question until next Thursday. I have asked for a special Report, and on Thursday I hope to be in a position to give a complete answer.


DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)

asked, whether it was the fact that on Saturday last, General Sankey, Mr. Martin, and Mr. Keating visited Ballycotton Pier, and in what capacity Mr. Martin was employed?


said, the hon. Gentleman was good enough, in answer to his request, to postpone a Question on this subject until Thursday. On that day he hoped to be in possession of all the facts.