HC Deb 23 July 1896 vol 43 cc455-6
MR. M. McCARTAN (Down, S.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury with reference to the construction of a new pier and harbour works at Newcastle, in the County of Down, whether his attention has been called to a Resolution unanimously adopted by the County Down Grand Jury on the 11th instant, whereby they undertook to present for raising a sum not exceeding £8,000 from the county at large, to supplement the sum of £5,000 offered by the Treasury towards the work; whether the Treasury is satisfied with the Resolution; and, if every facility will be given for carrying out the work in accordance with the terms of the Resolution referred to?


With the permission of my hon. Friend, I will reply to this Question. The Resolution passed by the Grand Jury contains a proposal which differs in certain particulars from the offer made by the Treasury. The Irish Government is in communication with the Grand Jury on the subject, and I trust that a settlement will be arrived at which will enable the work to be proceeded with.