HC Deb 04 July 1889 vol 337 c1453

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether the harbour works at Arklow are in an unfinished state; whether the loan granted by the Treasury, under the 45 Viet., c. 13, has been all expended; whether representations have reached him that whereas the 7th section of the Act provides "in case any further loan, in excess of the £30,000, is required," that the Treasury may, by order, charge the ratable property of the town of Arklow with the payment of any sum so required for the completion of the works, the town of Arklow, from its limited area, and small amount of ratable property, is unable to bear any such additional impost; and, whether he will, under the circumstances, consider the desirability of having the concrete blocks, which were made for constructing the north pier, laid down without further cost to the ratepayers?


The North Groyne originally contemplated has not been constructed. There is a small surplus on the original grant and loan. The Treasury cannot charge the rates of Arklow with any excess expenditure without the consent of the Town Commissioners, and without that consent I do not see my way to sanctioning the construction of the North Groyne.