§ MR. J. P. FARRELL (Cavan, W.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade, if the attention of his Department has at any time been called to the unprotected condition of the Royal Canal basin at Longford; is he aware that many lives have been lost in consequence of the want of a protecting railing there, 549 and that there is on record the verdict of many coroners' juries, emphasizing the necessity of such protection; and, will his Department compel the Royal Canal Company to protect the people of Longford from this danger?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. C. T. RITCHIE,) Croydon
My attention has not previously been called to this matter. I do not think I can compel the Company to take action, but some inquiry into the circumstances referred to by the hon. Member shall be made.