§ MR. MACNEILL
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury what was the result of the interview of a deputation to the Treasury consisting of Members of Parliament, gentlemen, and merchants of the towns of Sligo and Enniskillen, and railway directors, in August last, with suggestions for placing the Sligo and Northern Counties Railway on an independent footing; and whether the Treasury are prepared to adopt their suggestions; and, if not, whether they have any alternative scheme to propose?
SIR JOHN GORST
The deputation having been received by my predecessor I am not aware of the details, but I am informed that the proposals made to him were not such as the Treasury would accept. I do not think it any part of my duty to propose an alternative scheme.