§ MR. JAMES TUITE (Westmeath, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether, having regard to the persistent neglect of the Midland Great Western Railway Company of Ireland to carry out the recommendations of the Board of Trade with reference to the Royal Canal, he will sanction the application of whatever portion of the fund reserved under Sections 33 to 35 of 58 Geo. III. as may be necessary for the carrying out of the necessary repairs of the canal?
§ MR. HANBURY
All the requirements of General Hutchinson and Major Marindin have (with the exception of warehouse accommodation) either been carried out or are in hand or arranged for. The maintenance reports of the engineers of the Midland Railway on the Royal Canal up to the 31st ultimo mark satisfactory progress towards the fulfilment of the Board of Trade recommendation. There does not seem at present any necessity to put in force the powers of the Board of Control.