HC Deb 10 August 1904 vol 140 cc28-9

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in view of the fact that no part of Kerry has derived any benefit under the Marine Works Act, and that the negotiations for improving the ferry at Valentia have fallen through, he will undertake, during the recess, to reopen these negotiations and to consult local opinion as to the form such improvement should take.


I should be very glad if some satisfactory arrangement could be arrived at with reference to the ferry at Valentia. The Knight of Kerry has offered to provide a steam ferry, but I have received no definite reply from the railway company as to what contribution it would be willing to make towards the construction of the pier. The matter is further complicated by the question of the maintenance of the steam ferry, which is estimated to cost about £1,000 per annum, less earnings. In reply to the latter part of the Question I must refer the hon. Member to my reply to-day to the hon. Member for West Kerry.