HC Deb 08 July 1897 vol 50 c1357
MR. W. FIELD (Dublin, St. Patrick)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state when the expenditure will commence (if the sum allocated last Session for the construction of light railways in Ireland; and, whether he is aware that in the congested districts employment is required; and that many inquiries have been made as to when and where the proposed railways will be commenced?


Expenditure under the Act of last year has already commenced in connection with some of the smaller schemes. It is expected that tenders will be invited for the construction of the Buncrana-Cardonagh Railway in the course of a few days. I shall be prepared to give further information to-morrow in the discussion (in the Estimates.