HC Deb 31 July 1905 vol 150 c912

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the dissatisfaction which exists amongst the ratepayers of Belfast, and amongst the working classes particularly, at the refusal of the corporation to introduce halfpenny fares in connection with the new corporate tramway scheme; and whether, in view of the pledges on this subject given to the House of Commons during the passage of the recent corporation Bill, he proposes to make representations to the corporation on the subject.

(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) I have no information on the subject of this Question. The Local Government Board have no function in the matter, and I do not propose to make any representations to the corporation.