§ MR. BOLAND
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state why no progress has been made with the providing of a suitable ferry at Valentia, county Kerry, in view of the statements made by him when the Marine Works (Ireland) Bill was under consideration.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
No specific undertaking was given by me to expend money on a ferry at Valentia. Three proposals for works at this place have been made, namely, (a) the construction of a jetty† See (4) Debates, exxxiv., 1170.1228 at a cost of £800, (b) the extension of the existing slip and provision of a breakwater at a cost of £8,000; and (c) the provision of a railway pier on a new site involving an expenditure of £14,000. The Knight of Kerry does not consider the smaller work suitable, and is not prepared, I understand, to accept it. The plan of the second work was referred to the Great Southern and Western Railway Company in May, 1903, and has not since been returned.