HC Deb 05 April 1910 vol 16 cc220-1

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he was aware that evidence was given before the Commission on Congestion during its sitting at Waterville as to the vital necessity for the erection of a pier at that place; and whether, in view of the fact that fishing facilities are of the utmost importance for the district, the Congested Districts Board would undertake the erection of a pier?

The ATTORNEY-GENERAL for IRELAND (Mr. Redmond Barry)

I am aware that evidence to the effect stated in the question was given before the Royal Com- mission in 1907. I understand that the Congested Districts Board had previously offered, in 1903, to co-operate with the Kerry County Council in improving the landing accommodation at Waterville, but that the council did not accept the offer. I would suggest that the hon. Member should, in the first instance, ascertain whether the county council would now be willing to co-operate with the Board in the matter.