HC Deb 03 August 1903 vol 126 c1287
MR. SHEEHAN (Cork Co., Mid)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the Ballincollig Royal Powder Mills, County Cork, have been closed since 30th June, and that in consequence a number of workmen have been thrown out of employment and are at present threatened with eviction from their cottages and plots of land; and if so, seeing that the present proprietors do not intend to reopen the mills, will he recommend to the proper authorities the desirability of negotiating for their purchase with a view to having them taken over and worked by the Government.


I have communicated this Question to the War Department, and am informed that it does not require to purchase any powder mills.