§ MR. JOYCE (Limerick)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he has any information as to the Iveagh-Pirrie motor scheme being started in any part of Ireland; if so, will he say where; also, can he say if any routes will be chosen in the near future; and, if so, where.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
Yes, Sir. But it is information which cannot well be compressed into a reply to a Question. A not unnatural reluctance on the part of county councils, and more especially of district councils, to strike rates commensurate with the cost of repairing roads to carry the greater loads indicated in the announcement I made on the 23rd February last will, I believe, give place to some practical compromise, and the more surely if the suggestion which has reached me from Galway County Council is adopted by this House. If that be so, I have little reason to fear that the routes indicated in that announcement will not be proceeded with without much further delay.
§ MR. CULLINAN (Tipperary, S.)
Is it not the fact that several county and district councils have volunteered to put their roads in suitable repair for a motor service, but no notice has been taken of their offer.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
Certain districts were suggested as suitable for the experiment, and with respect to some of them there has been a certain amount of demur on the part of the council, but I believe there are prospects of a reasonable arrangement being come to.† See (4) Debates, cxxxv., 1228.