HC Deb 13 June 1895 vol 34 cc1060-1

On behalf of the hon. Member for East Wick-low (Mr. E. P. O'KELLY), I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in view of the failure of the Arklow fishing industry, he will impress upon the Congested Districts Boards the necessity of extending the time for repayment of money lent to Arklow fishermen for the building of boats and for fishing purposes; and whether the legal proceedings threatened by the Board against the sureties for loans to Arklow fishermen will be suspended while giving the borrowers a reasonable time to pay the instalments due to the Board; also whether he is aware that the Congested Districts Board have seized upon an Arklow fishing boat named the True Light for a balance due upon the original loan, although the borrowers havealready paid £210 of the loan; and whether it is the intention of the Board to sell the boat by auction?


A letter has been written to the hon. Member asking him to be good enough to defer these questions until Monday next. They will be brought before the Congested Districts Board at its meeting to be held to-morrow.