HC Deb 04 February 1913 vol 47 cc1989-90
61. Mr. NEWMAN

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether he has received an application from the Cork County Council for a Grant from the Road Board of one-half the estimated cost of £21,648 to repair and steam-roll the main road from Lismore to Killarney where such road lies in the county; whether it has been brought to his attention that the above-mentioned road is of importance to tourist and motor traffic in the South of Ireland, and that owing to its present surface this main road is unsuitable to such traffic; and whether, in the event of the sum applied for being granted, the different district councils have undertaken to furnish the residue?


The Road Board have now under consideration an application by the Cork County Council, received on the 30th January, 1913, for a Grant of 50 per cent, of the cost of reconstructing part of the Lismore-Killarney road, estimated at £23,492. The application states that the district council affected have approved of the scheme proposed. I am unable to anticipate what the decision of the Road Board will be.


Has not the district council promised to make up a considerable sum if it can get a corresponding Grant from the Government?


I am not sure about that. In any case, I have no control over the Road Board. The application is before the Road Board.