§ MR. P. J. POWER (Waterford, E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will direct an Inquiry to be held at Tramore, county Waterford, to ascertain whether something can be done under Clause 9 or any other clause of the Railways (Ireland) Act of last Session towards building a fishery pier at Tramore?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
There is no power under the Railways Act of 1896 to advance any money by way of grant or loan on any pier unless such pier forms part of a railway or of a scheme promoted under that Act. It appears, moreover, from a report received from the Inspectors of Fisheries, that they do not consider Tramore as of sufficient importance, from a fishery point of view, to justify the expenditure of any sum of money, even if such were available for the construction of fishery piers.