§ DR. AMBROSE (Mayo, W.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he has received a copy of the report of the county surveyor for Mayo regarding the usefulness of certain piers and harbours along the coast of Mayo, notably those at Clare Island, Louisburgh, and Mallaranny; and whether he will see that the improvements mentioned in the report are carried out; and can he state when the proposed works at Innishlyre and Tonragee will be commenced.
§ THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. ATKINSON,) Londonderry, N.
My right hon. friend has received from the hon. Member a copy of the report in question. It suggests improvements in a number of piers and harbours in South Mayo which are the property of the County Council. It is not proposed to expend any of the funds provided by the Marine Works Act on these works. It is competent to the County Council to undertake them at the expense of the county. In reply to the concluding inquiry my right hon. friend stated yesterday † that he is engaged in negotiations with the Midland Great Western Railway Company and that no conclusion has yet been arrived at.