HC Deb 19 June 1896 vol 41 cc1431-2

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether his attention has been called to a large and very representative meeting held in Banbridge, County Down, on the 10th instant, at which resolutions were passed urging the Government to assist in the completion of the Banbridge and Newcastle Extension Railway; whether he is aware that the portion of the line already made to Ballyroney cost the shareholders upwards of £110,000, and had to be given over, for £5,000, to the Great Northern Railway Company, by which it has been worked for many years; whether the present terminus is at Ballyroney almost in a bog and not convenient to any town; and, whether, considering the congested districts through which it would pass, and the necessity for developing the rich mineral resources of that portion of the country, he will make inquiry with a view of rendering substantial assistance in the matter?


My attention has been drawn to a Report of the proceedings of this meeting. The matter will be considered in connection with other similar proposals.