§ MR. M. McCARTAN (Down, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, with reference to the dangerous state of the pier and harbour works at Newcastle, county Down, which he was good enough to inspect during the Recess, whether, considering the railway accommodation already existing there, the desirability for a harbour of safety in that district of the coast, and the necessities of the poor fishermen of Newcastle and vicinity, he can now say what the Government intend to do in the matter?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. R. W. HANBURY,) Preston
The matter is now under consideration by both the Irish Office and the Treasury. I am not yet in a position to announce the Government's decision, though I hope to be able to do so shortly.