HC Deb 23 April 1896 vol 39 c1517
MR. THOMAS B. CURRAN (Donegal, N.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury if the Government purpose constructing a pier at Portaleen, Glen-gad, Malin; if this place has been examined lately by a Government official; and if he reported in favour of the erection of a pier there; and is he aware that this is one of the most frequented fishing ports in Donegal; and that the district about that of Glengad is one of the, if not the, most congested and poorest districts in Donegal?


With the permission of my right hon. Friend, I will reply to this Question. An inspector of the Congested Districts Board recently visited Portaleen with a view of furnishing a Report on the proposal made to the Board for the erection of a pier at that place. The Report of that officer is now before the Board, but it would be contrary to practice to disclose its contents.