§ MR. CHARLES DEVLIN (Galway)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that the Galway Harbour Board are making arrangements with Messrs. Hutchison with the object of discharging a debt; and whether, in view of the interest of the Board of Works in this matter, he will instruct such Board to facilitate the negotiations now pending between the Galway Harbour Commissioners and Messrs. Hutchison.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. MCKENNA,) Monmouthshire, N.
I am aware that negotiations are proceeding between the Galway Harbour Board and Messrs. Hutchison. I understand the facilitation of the negotiations referred to by the hon. Member to consist in a proposal that the Board of Works should advance a loan to the Harbour Commissioners to enable them to discharge their debt to Messrs. Hutchison. The negotiations have, however, not reached a stage which will permit of my giving a definite reply to the latter part of the Question.