HC Deb 17 March 1890 vol 342 c991
MR. HALLEY STEWART (Lincoln, Spalding)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether Mr. Price's line in Galway, where Mr. Barton acted as a Commissioner representing the Board of Works, under the Light Railways Act of 1889, and Mr. Barton's line in Donegal, where Mr. Price acted in a similar capacity, have been respectively approved by the Board of Works, in preference to other lines in the same districts, and large sums of money recommended for their construction; and what are the amounts so recommended; whether he is aware that considerable dissatisfaction is felt in the locality at those decisions; and whether the Treasury will withhold their sanction from fresh projects until they are inquired into by a Commission, which shall not include persons with a pecuniary interest in any of those schemes?


I answered this question to the hon. Member for North Dublin a few days ago. I am not aware of any local discontent with the decisions of the Board of Works, nor of any further contemplated schemes into which it will be necessary to inquire.