HC Deb 21 March 1912 vol 35 cc2049-50
Captain CRAIG

asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture whether he will permit one of the Department's dredgers to proceed to Ardglass, 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?


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.

Captain CRAIG

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?


I understand the Board of Works have a dredger. It is quite impossible for me to interfere.