HC Deb 17 June 1913 vol 54 c202
46. Mr. GUINEY

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether there was a suns of £60,000 set aside for the improvement of railway facilities in county Cork, of which there is a sum of £35,000 still unexpended; and, having regard to the fact that the Kanturk and Newmarket Railway is a guaranteed line, incurring an annual expense to the ratepayers of £1,600, whether he will recommend the Development Commissioners to make a Grant out of this unexpended balance of £35,000 towards relieving the guarantors?


The hon. Member is under a misapprehension. Of the total sum of £93,000 allocated to the South of Ireland £25,000 has been expended on the Cork City Railways scheme, and £38,000 in connection with the Waterford Bridge. The remaining £30,000 has been provisionally allocated to various schemes of public works, and there is therefore now no balance to dispose of. The suggestion in the last part of the question would not be in accordance with the Development and Road Improvement Fund Act, 1909.

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