§ MR. MACVEAGH
To ask the President of the Board of Trade whether the attention of his Department has been called to the repairs recently made to the tunnel on the Great Northern Railway of Ireland at Dungannon; whether he can state the length and age of the tunnel and the number of times it has been repaired; and whether he will call for a report as to the necessity of making an open cutting.
(Answered by Mr. Lloyd-George.) The tunnel in question is 814 yards in length, and was opened for traffic in 1861. I cannot say how many times it has been repaired, nor has my attention been called to repairs recently made. The Board of Trade have no power to require the railway company to substitute an open cutting for the tunnel, but I am forwarding a copy of the hon. Member's Question to the company for their observation.