asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture whether he will permit one of the Department's dredgers to proceed to Ardglass, 2050 county Down, and dredge the entrance and harbour for the greater convenience of the fishermen; and whether he has yet taken steps to remove the rock in the fairway at that port?
§ Mr. T. W. RUSSELL
Ardglass is a Royal harbour, in charge of the Commissioners of Public Works, and the question of its improvement or maintenance is a matter solely for that Department.
Is the right hon. Gentleman not able to co-operate with the other Department, which has no dredger, in order to carry out the wishes of the local people?
§ Mr. RUSSELL
I understand the Board of Works have a dredger. It is quite impossible for me to interfere.