HC Deb 10 August 1904 vol 140 cc29-30

On behalf of the hon.. Member for East Kerry, I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he has received a resolution of the Kerry County Council dealing with the Tralee and Fenit Harbour Board; whether he is aware that this board is in receipt of a yearly guarantee from the ratepayers of the county, who have no representation on it; and whether, having regard to the allegations of mismanagement made, he can do anything to secure such representation in the interests of the ratepayers.


Representations have been made with respect to the constitution of the Harbour Board and it has been pointed out that legislation would be necessary to effect any alteration in the constitution of that body. I may add that the Harbour Board promoted a Provisional Order in the session of 1903 which proposed to increase the number of members of the board to sixteen; three of the additional members were to be elected by the county councils and three by the Tralee Urban District Council. In consequence of objections raised by the county council, however, the application for the Provisional Order was withdrawn.