I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1) whether any decision has been arrived at by the Government in respect to the Dublin Port and Docks Bill; and (2) whether he has seen reports of the meetings held regarding its proposals by the merchants of Dublin?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
No decision has yet been arrived at by the Government in respect of the Dublin Port and Docks Board Bill. The Government are in communication with the Board of Trade on the subject. I have seen newspaper reports of the meetings referred to in the second paragraph of the Question.