MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney General for Ireland, as representing the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, with reference to a letter addressed by the Irish Board of Works to the Limerick Harbour Board warning that body not to incur any expense in connection with the opposition to the Great Southern and Western Railway Companies Amalgamamation Bill now before Parliament without the consent of the Board of Works, whether he is aware that the promoters of the Amalgamation Bill have been circulating a report that the Board of Works is in favour of their Bill; whether he is aware that the Limerick Corporation, Limerick Harbour Board, and all other representative bodies in Limerick City are representing the wishes of the citizens in opposing the proposed amalgamation; whether he is aware that the Limerick Harbour Board is a solvent body fully able to meet its liabilities; and whether he will see that no further action is taken in this matter by the Board of Works which might interfere in any way with the right of the Limerick Harbour Board to influence Parliament in opposition to a Bill now awaiting its consideration.
§ MR. ATKINSON
This is a question that should properly be addressed to my right hon. friend the Secretary to the Treasury.