HC Deb 06 June 1904 vol 135 cc777-8
MR. O'DOHERTY (Donegal, N.)

To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether, in view of the fact that tenders were invited over twelve months ago for the erection of a coastguard station at Arryheera, county Donegal, and that the tender of Messrs. Stewart and Co., contractors, Belfast, was accepted, he will explain why no instructions have been given to the contractors since the acceptance of the tender to proceed with the work; and state what is the cause of the delay in the erection of the building.

(Answered by Mr. Pretyman.) After tenders were invited for new buildings, unforeseen difficulties arose in connection with the owner's title to part of the land leased to the Admiralty for the new buildings, the result of which has been that another site has had to be selected. The lease will shortly be completed, and the new buildings proceeded with in due course.