§ MR. J. P. FARRELL
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland what is the balance of money, if any, now in hand and unallocated out of the sum voted by Parliament for the extension of light railways in Ireland; and could any of the balance be applied towards the easing of the burdens on ratepayers in the case of lines guaranteed baronially, but which have not been paid?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
With the exception of a small margin reserved for contingencies, the full amount of the grant has been hypothecated. The reply to the second paragraph is in the negative.