§ SIR THOMAS ESMONDE
I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he can state the reasons for the delay in carrying out the extinction of the Treasury liability in respect of the Tralee and Dingle Railway; and if he can give any information as to when the transaction will be brought to a close?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. R. W. HANBURY,) Preston
The proposal for redemption of the liability referred to was brought before the Committee of the Irish Privy Council on the 11th November, 1896. It was assented to and referred by the Committee to the Irish Law Officers in order that the necessary Order, dealing with the payment and application of the 382 capital sum and other points arising under the Tramways (Ireland) Act, 1895, might be prepared. It is understood that the Order will be ready in a few days, after which the amount required to effect the proposed redemption will be rendered available without unnecessary delay, so as to enable the matter to be completed.