§ MR. L. P. HAYDEN (Roscommon, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury what is the amount of the free grants given to the counties of Mayo and Sligo respectively under various Acts since 1883 for the construction of railways, and what annual subsidy in addition is the Government responsible for; and what are the figures for similar purposes for the county of Roscommon?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Sir JOHN HIBBERT, Oldham)
The free grants to the county of Mayo are in respect of the Ballina-Killala, the Westport-Mallaranny, and the Achill Extension lines, amounting altogether to £248,900. There has been a free grant to the counties of Mayo and Sligo together, of £150,000 in respect of the Collooney-Claremorris line. The county of Roscommon has received none. The annual subsidies payable are: Mayo, £4,193 for three lines; Sligo. £1,600 for one line, and for Roscommon nothing.