§ MR. W. J. CORBET (Wicklow, E.)
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, If he is aware that the Harbour at Grey-stones is being filled up with shingle so rapidly that there is every prospect of its being filled up completely in a short time; whether it is a fact that many unavailing attempts have been made to get a groin built to the north, to stop 138 the travel of the shingle; whether his attention has been called to the evidence given before the Royal Commissioners in 1887, in which the harbour, as designed, is described as a "trap to catch the shingle;" and, what steps the Government propose to take under the circumstances?
§ THE SECRETARY (Mr. JACKSON) (Leeds, N.)
, in reply, said, he was informed that a great increase in the accumulation of shingle at Greystones Harbour had recently taken place; but that it was not so great as to threaten to completely fill up the harbour in a very short time. He understood that the Board of Works was about to submit some proposals to the Treasury for remedying this state of things.