§ SIR THOMAS ESMONDE
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if the Board of Works dredger will be sent to Courtown as soon as it has finished its work at Howth and Dunmore, and in view of the number of harbours on the south-east coast of Ireland that require dredging, the Government will provide the Board of Works with another dredger or two for the assistance of the fishermen on the south-east coast of Ireland during the lifetime of the present generation.
(Answered by Mr. Victor Cavendish.) The dredger will be required at the Royal Harbours of Dunmore and Howth until the end of the working season. The Board of Works are not charged with the duty of dredging harbours not in their care, and cannot be provided with dredgers for that purpose.