§ CAPTAIN DONELAN (Cork, E.)
On behalf of the hon. Member for East Galway (Mr. JAMES ROCHE), I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland—(1) if he will take any steps to give effect to the memorial recently presented to His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant by the Grand Jury of the county of Kerry, in reference to the present state and working of the Tralee and Dingle Railway; and (2), whether the cost of maintenance of ways, works, and stations on this line amounted to £54 per mile for the last half-year, whilst similar lines in the county of Kerry, viz., the Kenmare and Headford and the Killorglin and Valencia Railway cost but £34 and £36 per mile respectively.
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
The memorial referred to contains statements to the effect mentioned in the second part of the question. I am not in a position to say whether it will be possible in any way to meet the representations of the memorialists, but the question will receive my consideration. The Railways (Ireland) Act of the present Session does not provide funds for giving assistance to any existing line.