HC Deb 18 May 1893 vol 12 c1249

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that last week another dwelling - house, near Camp, County Kerry, was set on fire by sparks from an engine of the Tralee and Dingle Railway, and burned to the ground with everything in it; whether, in the event of the owner of the house obtaining damages against the Tralee and Dingle Railway, the ratepayers of the barony will have to pay the damages; and whether these ratepayers have any control over the management of the line?


I am informed by the company that no house was set on fire or burnt last week by the company's engine. I can express no opinion as regards the liability of the company or the ratepayers of the barony. The railway is authorised by an Order of the Lord Lieutenant in Council, and with the constitution of the company I have nothing whatever to do.