HC Deb 27 February 1890 vol 341 c1339

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether complaints have reached him that the new dock lately constructed at Galway is totally unlighted at night; that the previously existing dock, also called the new dock, is very imperfectly lighted; and there have been three deaths by drowning within the last six months; is there evidence in the possession of the Harbour Commissioners to show whether any of the frequent drowning accidents at Galway Docks were occasioned by the defective lighting; is the Irish Board of Works responsible for the existing state of affairs; and will he get the opinion of the Galway Harbour Commissioners on this last point direct from the Galway Board?


I have no information as to the first four paragraphs of the hon. Member's question. With regard to the latter part, I understand that the Board of Works has been in communication with the Galway Harbour Commissioners as to improving the lighting, and I am sure that any representation of the Harbour Commissioners will receive the most careful consideration.