§ Sir THOMAS ESMONDE
asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) if he can now state what the department proposes to do in the cases of Courtown and Blackwater, in county Wexford?
§ Mr. T. W. RUSSELL
I am not in a position to make any statement in regard to990W the places mentoined in view of the fact that the Development Commissioners have not yet come to a final decision on the application for funds made to them by the Department.
§ Mr. MacVEAGH
asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) whether he has brought under the notice of the Development Commissioners the necessity of extending the north pier, Newcastle Harbour, county Down, in view of the fact that in stormy weather the boats cannot at present be kept to their moorings; and whether, as the cost would be small in comparison with the importance of the work, he will cause a further inspection to be made of the harbour and a further report presented to the Commissioners?
§ Mr. RUSSELL
The reply to the first paragraph of the question is in the negative. The Department of Agriculture are prepared to consider the question of co-operating with the local authorities in improving the accommodation in Newcastle Harbour.