HC Deb 22 October 1902 vol 113 cc482-3

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in view of the agreement arrived at between the British and Canadian Governments, whereby a subsidy of £225,000 a year for ten years (£75,000 a year from the British Government and £150,000 a year from the Canadian Government) is to be given for the purpose of subsidising a line of steamers running between Liverpool and Canada, and seeing that Blacksod Bay, in the West of Ireland, is the nearest point in the United Kingdom to Canada, he will use his influence with the Government with a view to making Blacksod Bay a port of call for, at least, the mails between Canada and Great Britain.


No such agreement has been concluded.