HC Deb 23 February 1912 vol 34 c965W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in regard to the swivel bridge (Wellesley Bridge), Limerick, he can state what progress has been made with the work of replacing the old swivel with a new one; and whether he will take care that after the preliminary work of trussing operations do not cease in such a manner as virtually to secure by an evasion of the law a permanent bridge closed to the traffic of the Clare boatmen?


I am informed by the Limerick Harbour Commissioners that they are doing everything possible in this matter, and that meetings have been arranged with the various local authorities interested for the purpose of considering the question of apportioning the cost involved. The Commissioners repudiate any suggestion that they desire to evade their statutory obligations.