§ MR. FLYNN (for Mr. MORROGH,) Cork Co., S.E.
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether the Board of Trade have refused to sanction the Provisional Order applied for by the Kinsale Harbour Authorities; if so, can he state upon what grounds; and, is he aware that the Local Authorities have applied for the Provisional Order, with a view to be placed in a position to meet heavy instalments due to the Irish Board of Works?
§ SIR M. HICKS BEACH
I am aware of the reasons for the application to which the hon. Member refers, but I have been unable to sanction the Provisional Order as proposed by the Harbour Commissioners, on account of the excessive burdens which it would impose on the trade of the port. The matter is, however, still before me, and I hope some satisfactory solution may be arrived at.