§ SIR THOMAS ESMONDE
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury if, in view of the refusal of the Great Southern and Western Railway Company to take over the Tralee and Dingle Railway, he will state what steps taken by the County Kerry Grand Jury for the future management of the line will be considered satisfactory by the Treasury?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Sir JOHN HIBBERT, Oldham)
I would refer my hon. Friend to the last paragraph of the letter addressed to him by the Treasury on the 20th February 1894, which runs as follows:—It further appears to my Lords that some improvement in the management of the line is called for, and it is matter for consideration whether this should not be insisted on before any expenditure is incurred on works; and my Lords would suggest to the Grand Jury that negotiations should be opened with the object of 1495 endeavouring to induce some responsible railway company serving neighbouring districts to enter into an agreement for working the line, or, failing that, to allow their General Manager or other experienced officer to undertake the management of it upon suitable terms. Such an arrangement would, in the opinion of my Lords, give the best guarantee that the line would be safely and economically worked for the future.