§ MR. THOMAS O'DONNELL
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he has received a resolution from the Dingle District Council protesting against an arrangement alleged to be entered into between the Congested Districts Board and the Great Southern and Western Railway Company, whereby the former give an undertaking not to subsidise for the next five years any steamer on the south west coast of Ireland; whether this arrangement has been entered into; and, if so, what is the object.
§ MR. WALTER LONG
Yes, Sir. The arrangement has been entered into. Its object was to secure favourable railway rates upon the withdrawal of the subsidised steamship service.