§ MR. DELANY (Queen's County, Ossory)
On behalf of the hon. Member for West Kerry, I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether a satisfactory agreement between the Irish Government and the Great Southern and Western Railway Company, with reference to the proposed transfer of the Tralee and Dingle Railway to that company, has yet been arrived at; and, if not, what further action he proposes to take in the matter.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
No satisfactory agreement has yet been arrived at. There is a difference of opinion between the Advisory Engineers of the Government and the Great Southern and Western Railway Company as to the probable cost of working the line. These differences are, I think, capable of settlement, and I will direct my attention to the matter during the recess. Should it be found impossible to arrange for this transfer by, say, December, I shall adopt an alterna- 28 tive plan for effecting the same object and place the necessary sum on the Development Grant Estimate.