§ MR. CHARLES DEVLIN
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will explain why the Board of Works refused to sanction the acceptance by the Galway Harbour Board of a tender by the Galway Gas Company for the lighting of the Harbour, seeing that this tender was accepted because the electric light in use had proved a failure; and will he say if the inspector of the Board of Works reported that the electric lighting had been a failure.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY (Mr. VICTOR CAVENDISH,) Derbyshire, W.
The gas company's tender was much higher than the tender of the electric company. Gas was abandoned in favour of electricity five years ago. There have been occasional failures in the electric lighting, but the inspector reports that the electric com- 426 pany are in a position to remedy the defects in the lighting and to guarantee satisfactory working in the future.