§ MR. DANE
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether there is any foundation for the statement that the Irish Board of Works has taken over the Achill Extension Light Railway from the contractors without any provision having been made for the erection of stations, sheds, rolling stock, or water supply; and is it the intention of the Government to have these works completed; if so, when is it contemplated that such shall be done?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Sir J. T. HIBBERT,) Oldham
The contract did not include stations, rolling stock, or water supply. The intentions of the Government with regard to the railway are unchanged, and its completion only awaits the conclusion of arrangements with the Midland Great Western Railway Company. When these arrangements are made, there will be no difficulty in effecting an early completion of the line in every respect.
§ SIR J. T. HIBBERT
Certainly they have taken it over from the contractor, and are now negotiating with the Midland and Great Western Railway Company with a view to completing the line.