HC Deb 09 April 1891 vol 352 cc139-40

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury if he is aware that, in 1890, the secretary to the Grand Jury of the County of Cork was informed by the Secretary to the Board of Works in Dublin that the necessary bye-laws to enable that Grand Jury to collect the. dues on the various piers in the county would be issued as soon as they had received the approval of the Lord Lieutenant in Council, and that at the meeting of the Cork Grand Jury, this Spring, the secretary, on again applying, was told, under date 18th March, 1891, by the Secretary of the Board of Works—

" That the bye-laws are before the Privy Council for approval, and will be issued as soon as possible;"

And how long this delay will be continued?


I am informed that the Grand Jury has power to collect dues without the bye-laws referred to. There has been some unavoidable delay in negotiating with some of the Grand Juries with regard to the bye-laws which are intended to apply to all fishery piers and harbours round the coast, but the Board of Works are now in communication with the Privy Council Office with a view to obtaining the approval of the bye-laws by His Eminence the Lord Lieutenant, as early as possible.