§ MR. MACLURE (Lancashire, S.E., Stretford)
asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether, having regard to the facts that upwards of £110,000 of public money has been expended on the harbour at Rosslare and on the railway leading thereto; that the Select Committee of this House on Harbour Accommodation reported in 1884 that the case of Rosslare Harbour was deserving the attention of the Treasury; and that the Royal Commission appointed by the present Government has also reported in favour of its completion, the Government will take a Vote for that purpose during the present Session?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. JACKSON) (Leeds, N.)
(who replied) said: The recommendation of the recent Royal Commission on Public Works was qualified by the condition that the Harbour of Rosslare should be brought under the same management as that of Wexford. I have no information as to whether such a course would be acceptable to the Local Harbour Authorities at Wexford; and at present, therefore, I do not see my way to re-open the question of a further advance for an extension of the works at Rosslare.