§ MR. GINNELL
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if it is within the province of the Irish Board of Works, or of any officer of that Board as such, in the interest of the Midland Railway Company, to advise the Royal Commission on Canals and Waterways to recommend the closing of the Broadstone section of the Royal Canal; and will he have any such communication submitted to the Board of Control of the canal for its opinion.
I am informed by the Board of Works that the Answer to the first part of this Question is in the negative. The second part of the Question, therefore, does not arise. The Royal Commission on Canals and Waterways will doubtless consider the question of the Royal Canal in all its bearings.