§ MR. MACALEESE (Monaghan, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that great risk and loss of life takes place because of the exposed and unfenced state of the Belfast Harbour; that coroners juries have time after time censured the negligence of the Harbour Commissioners in this respect; and that the Belfast City Council has made representations to the Commissioners on the subject; and will he communicate with the Harbour Commissioners requiring their attention to the matter.
§ MR. G. W. BALFOUR
On the 31st of March, 1898, the hon. Member was informed that the Government had called the attention of the Harbour Commissioners to the alleged unprotected state of the docks, and on the 26th of the following month I informed the hon. Member for South Down of the result of the correspondence with the Commissioners. No fresh facts have been brought to my notice, and I have nothing to add to my statement on the latter date.