§ MR. GILHOOLY (Cork, W.)
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether the contract for the repairs to the Bantry Pier has been given without inviting tenders; whether the contractor had agreed to effect them for a certain amount; whether he subsequently refused to carry out his arrangement; whether he has re-arranged for a much larger amount; and, whether the Clerk of Works is son to the County Surveyor, on whose recommendation the contract has been given?
§ THE SECRETARY (Mr. JACKSON) (Leeds, N.)
, in reply, said, that the hon. Member must be under some misapprehension as to the position of the works in question, as he (Mr. Jackson) was informed that they had been handed over to the County Authorities several years ago, and the Board of Works had no responsibility for or knowledge of the subject.