§ MR. JACKSON (Leeds, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether any progress is being made with the construction of the railway from Claremorris to Collorney, under the agreement made between the Treasury and the Waterford and Limerick Railway Company; and if he can say when the line will be open for traffic?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Sir J. T. HIBBERT,) Oldham
The Waterford and Limerick Railway Company state that they are negotiating with a contractor for the construction of the line, and that the plans are being re- 792 vised by their engineer. The Company have been informed that, unless they give a reasonable explanation for the delay that has already taken place, and an immediate and satisfactory assurance that the terms of their agreement will be speedily carried out, steps will be taken to compel them to proceed. It is not possible at present to give a definite date for the opening of the line.