HC Deb 03 April 1905 vol 144 cc97-8
MR. O'SHAUGHNESSY (Limerick, W.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, having regard to the fact that a Resolu- tion dealing with excessive railway rates and defective transit facilities generally, which constitute a serious bar to the material advancement of Ireland, was unanimously adopted by the House of Commons on the 15th March last, he will appoint a Vice-Regal Commission to inquire into the question; or in the alternative, whether he will bring in a Bill this session to extend the powers of the Department of Agriculture in Ireland, with the view to reducing the traffic rates in Ireland and making the companies work as one service, and for that purpose also provide a State Guarantee to ensure the shareholders against any loss that may at first arise.

(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) The reply to these Questions is in the negative.