§ MR. CHARLES DEVLIN (Galway)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the 832 Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the Messr3. Hutchinson, of Glasgow, hold a small mortgage over the harbour of Galway; that as a result when improvements are undertaken or suggested by the Board of Commissioners difficulties are placed in the way, and that the rulings are not allowed to take effect by reason of the opposition of the Messrs. Hutchinson; and whether he can take steps to prevent this mortgage interfering with the management of the harbour by the Board.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY (Mr. VICTOR CAVENDISH, Derbyshire, W.)
Messrs. Hutchinson have a judgment mortgage for over £5,000, puisne to the charge of the Board of Works, on the property of the Galway Harbour Commissioners. Any representations from Messrs. Hutchinson affecting the financial position of the Harbour are properly considered by the Board of Works. So long as their mortgage is not paid off they cannot be refused a hearing; but of course the final decision rests with the Board.