HC Deb 12 January 1894 vol 20 c1449

On behalf of the hon. Member for Dublin University, I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the eel weirs at Castleconnell in which there is no queen's gap are held under lease from the Board of Works in Ireland; whether, under the provisions of the lease, the Board have power to alter the weir as they may think proper; whether, under a similar provision, the Board compelled the construction of a queen's gap at the weirs at Athlone; and whether the Board, under the agreement, will compel a queen's gap to be constructed in the weirs at Castleconnell?


(who replied) said: The eel weirs in question are held from the Board of Works. With regard to the rest of the question, I think the hon. and learned Gentleman may be aware that the present stale of things is based on a Rule of Court. I am, therefore, not prepared, in view of the possibility of further litigation, to make any further statement on the subject.