HC Deb 10 March 1891 vol 351 cc603-4
MR. DEASY (Mayo, W.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that Mr. Sweeny, contractor for the erection of the Achill Sound Bridge, was obliged to go outside the County Surveyor's specification owing to the nature of the foundations of the bridge; whether he is aware that, in consideration of the extra work executed by Mr. Sweeny, the Grand Jury of Mayo, who with the Board of Works defrayed the cost of construction, made a grant of £150 to Mr. Sweeny, and passed a resolution recommending that his claim on the Board of Works in respect of their proportion of the total sum expended in carrying out the extra work should be favourably considered; and whether the Board of Works intend to make good the loss incurred by Mr. Sweeny?


On the recommendation of the Fishery Commissioners, a grant of £1,500 was made for the building of Achill Viaduct, and it was made conditional that the work should receive the approval of the County Surveyor. I can hold out no hope of the Board of Works making good any loss incurred by the contractor.

In reply to Dr. TANNER,


said: The Board of Works have no power to make any further contribution.