§ Sir THOMAS ESMONDE
asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) if he is aware that some six months ago the Wexford County Council decided to contribute £1,000 towards the construction of a pier at Blackwater; and whether the Department will now consider the question of proceeding with the work?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The offer of the Wexford County Council to provide £1,000 towards the construction of a fishing har-684W bour at Blackwater, county Wexford, was conditional on £2,000 being forthcoming from the Development Commissioners. It has not been found possible to fulfil this condition. The Department cannot, in view of the state of their funds and of the many claims thereon, entertain the question of contributing £2,000 towards the cost of constructing a harbour at Black-water. They are, however, prepared to consider the question of erecting an open landing-stage and of providing half the cost thereof within a limit of £350.