§ MR. MACVEAGH (Down, S.)
To ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he can say if the Long Hole at Bangor, county Down, is Crown property; whether his Department will co-operate with the Department of Agriculture in Ireland and the county Down County Council in giving facilities for the provision of improved harbour accommodation for the Bangor fishermen and boatmen; and whether he can state why the gates of the new pier are kept closed, and the old right of way for the fishermen barred.
§ (Answered by Mr. Kearley.) The solum of the Long Hole at Bangor is primâ facie the property of the Crown. The Board of Trade are always ready to give facilities, so far as lies in their power, for the construction of improved harbour accommodation. As regards the new pier and the right of way referred to by the honourable Member, I will make inquiry and communicate the result to him.