§ COLONEL NOLAN (Galway, N.)
I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his attention has been drawn to the statements of the Chairman of the Midland and Western Company, that the report of a skilled engineer estimates that Galway Harbour could be made fit for a great Transatlantic packet station for £670,000, and that the Midland and 969 Western Railway Company are prepared to do its share when the Government are induced to take up this project and, if the Government will commence to form a great harbour at Galway, using either free or convict labour for this purpose?
§ SIR W. HARCOURT
This is a matter which has not come under my consideration; and, of course, I am not able to give my hon. and gallant Friend an answer upon it.