§ MR. T. M. HEALY (Louth, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether the Department of Woods and Forests are considering the advisability of making over any portion of the foreshore or pier at Kilrush to Colonel Vandaleur; and, before taking any step to confer a title on the latter, will the views of the county and district councils be ascertained.
§ MR. HANBURY
The Department of Woods and Forests, I understand, are prepared to consider the advisability of making over the portion of the foreshore on which the pier stands, if Colonel Vandaleur obtains a satisfactory Provisional Order regulating the pier dues. Before any such Order is granted, the Board of Trade will, in ordinary course, hear objections from any of the parties interested. Notice must be given both in the London Gazette and in the local papers of the application for the Order, and I will see that the attention of the local authorities is specially called to its insertion.
§ MR. T. M. HEALY
Will the right hon. Gentleman undertake, on behalf of the Treasury, that nothing shall be done in this matter until Parliament has had some opportunity of considering it?
§ MAJOR JAMESON (Clare, W.)
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that Colonel Vandaleur never paid anything for this pier, and——
§ * MR. SPEAKER
Order, order! This is a mattere which cannot be argued by means of questions put across the floor of the House.