HC Deb 14 February 1898 vol 53 cc493-4

I beg to ask Mr. Attorney General for Ireland whether his attention has been called to the danger to the public arising from the unprotected condition of the Royal Canal Harbour at Longford; and whether it is competent for the Crown to give directions to the Crown Solicitor to proceed under the Public Health Act, and compel the owners to properly secure this dangerous place?


I am informed that complaints have been made as to the unprotected state of the Royal Canal Harbour at Longford, and in answer to a question put to me by the hon. Member on the 28th of May last year, I explained what the rights of the respective parties concerned were. The Public Health Act does not apply to such a condition of things as is complained of.