§ SIR THOMAS ESMONDE (Wexford. N.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he would have any objection to introduce a short Bill this session, giving the Irish Local Government Board power, by Provisional Order, to transfer to a county council any of the powers, duties, and liabilities of any harbour commissioners or trustees (except the commissioners of Royal harbours) in cases where such a transfer is agreed to both by the county council and by the trustees or commissioners.
(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.)I beg to refer the hon. Baronet to Section 20 of The Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898, and to the powers of the Board of Trade under the general Piers and Harbours Acts. No further legislation in reference to the matter appears to be necessary.