§ SIR THOMAS ESMONDE
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state what he proposes to do for the support of the fishing industry on the south-east coast of Ireland; and whether, seeing that Irish county councils cannot levy a rate for the construction of a pier costing over £300, either by themselves or by the Department of Agriculture, will he state 561 how piers are being constructed or to be constructed in cases in which the works have already commenced, or in respect of which money has been already allocated, either by the county councils or by the Department of Agriculture, and what steps he proposes to take to remove this difficulty.
(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) I am in correspondence with the Commissioners of Public Works and the Department of Agriculture, and will communicate with the hon. Baronet in the matter.