§ MR. MACVEAGH (Down, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state the present position of the Pirie-Iveagh motor scheme.
§ MR. ATKINSON (for Mr. WYNDHAM)
The County Councils of Mayo and Galway, while approving of the experimental services proposed under the scheme in these counties, have not agreed to incur the expenditure necessary for putting the roads into a proper condition for motor traffic. In the County Antrim, the Midland Railway Company has taken up one of the services, and has, I believe, another service under consideration.
§ MR. JOHN REDMOND (Waterford)
Is that all the progress that has been made with this scheme, which was announced two years ago?
§ MR. MACVEAGH
Were hopes held out to the promoters of the scheme that public money would be forthcoming for the repair of the roads?