HL Deb 12 May 1863 vol 170 c1579

, in moving for a Copy of a Memorial presented to the Treasury last February relating to the Harbour of Howth; and of the answer, if any, that has been given to the Memorialists; and of any Minute of the Lords of the Treasary thereupon, said, that the harbour was constructed a good many years ago at a cost of £360,000; but it had gradually silted up, and now required to be repaired. A memorial had been presented to the Government requesting that a small portion of the funds which were at the disposal of the Treasury should be laid out on the harbour. That application was made so long ago as February; but no answer had yet been received, although the fishing season was rapidly approaching, when the delay might prove dangerous.


said, the object of the memorialists required an Act of Parliament, and orders had already been given to have a Bill prepared. It would be laid on the table shortly.

Motion agreed to: Return ordered to be laid before the House.

House adjourned at a quarter before Six o'clock, to Friday next, half past Ten o'clock.