HC Deb 28 May 1897 vol 49 cc1517-8

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether any, and if so what, steps have been taken to complete the public road in the electoral divisions of Benhack and Templeport, in the Bawnboy (Co. Cavan) Union, which was commenced during the period of relief of distress works in 1894–95; whether he is aware that the sum of £50, voted by the Treasury to complete the road, had to be returned because the work could not be finished within the financial year; and whether, under all the circumstances, and seeing that the road has already cost a very large sum of money, yet is wholly useless for the want of surface metalling, he will again ask the Treasury to re-open the matter and advance the necessary amount of money to complete this useful public convenience?


I have nothing to add to my reply to the hon. Member's previous question of the 1st May 1896 on this subject, and must decline to ask the Treasury to re-open the matter.