HC Deb 23 November 1888 vol 331 cc5-6
MR. JOHNSTON (Belfast, S.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, When it is probable that some of the public works in the West of Ireland, which have been recommended by the Royal Commission, will be commenced; and, whether the railway from Galway to Clifden, viâ Oughterard, with a branch to the Killeries, will be shortly undertaken, in order to afford work for the people during the winter?

THE SOLICITOR GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. MADDEN)(who replied) said (Dublin University)

I must refer my hon. Friend to a reply given by my right hon. Friend the Chief Secretary for Ireland to a somewhat similar Question in regard to another district. That statement was to the effect that the Government are anxious to deal with those parts of the Report of the Royal Commission which refer to railways and harbours; but that these undertakings must necessarily wait until the proposals which the Government have already made, based upon the Royal Commission's earlier Report with regard to drainage, are dealt with by the House.