§ MR. HAMMOND (Carlow, Co.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade if the Great Southern and Western Railway Company allow the cesspayers of Carlow credit, in determining the amount of the baronial guarantee for a proportion of the revenue derived from the transit of passengers and goods to or from Rathvilly and Tullow, on portions of the railway other than that between Baltinglass and Tullow?
§ *SIR M. HICKS BEACH
The Board of Trade have no knowledge of the matter referred to in the hon. Member's question, as they have no duties in the determination of the baronial guarantee. Their functions are confined to the appointment of an auditor in respect of the Killorglin and Castleisland branches of the Great Southern and Western Railway, and arbitration in respect of the Killorglin branch.