HC Deb 27 February 1917 vol 90 cc1854-5
38. Mr. FIELD

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the Dublin Corporation have passed a resolution asking for the introduction and passage of a Bill dealing with the constitution of the Dublin Port and Docks. Board and the election of its members; whether he is aware that dissatisfaction has been caused by the delay of the Board to provide additional facilities to-the Dublin Dockyard Shipbuilding Company; and whether the Government will consider the advisability of taking action, to remedy those grievances?


I have seen a newspaper account of the meeting of the Dublin Corporation on the 8th January at which such a resolution appears to have been passed. With regard to this question and the application of the Dublin Dockyard Company to the Dublin Port and Docks Board for additional shipbuilding facilities, I have nothing at present to add to the replies I gave to the hon. Member for the Harbour Division of Dublin on the 15th December last and the 14th and 20th of the present month.


Arising out of that reply, may I ask the hon. Gentleman, in consequence of the speech of the Prime Minister, whether he will inquire into the subject, so that additional facilities for shipbuilding may be offered at the port of Dublin?


I am aware of the importance of this subject, and I had hoped that by now it would be satisfactorily adjusted. Certain representations are being made now, which I hope will have the desired effect.