HC Deb 03 August 1905 vol 151 cc67-8
MR. JAMES O'CONNOR (Wicklow, W.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state the amount of the deficit for the last ten years on the working of the Dublin and Blessington steam tram line, which the guaranteeing counties of Dublin and Wicklow have been obliged to make good out of the rates, showing the loss to each of the two counties separately.

(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) The deficit in the working expenses in the last ten years was £363 7s. 2d., which was made good by the counties of Dublin and Wicklow in equal shares. In addition, the counties respectively contributed in aid of dividends in the same period:—

£ s. d.
County Dublin 2,933 14 0
County Wicklow 2,933 14 2
Thus the total loss made good out of the rates was:—
£ s. d.
County Dublin 3,115 7 7
County Wicklow 3,115 7 9