HC Deb 09 June 1904 vol 135 cc1227-8

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.


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. 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.