HC Deb 08 March 1912 vol 35 cc780-1W

asked the Chief Secretary if it is upon his recommendation that it is proposed to make a further Grant of £5,000 towards the purchase of the old toll bridge at Waterford; and if he can explain the reason for this additional subsidy and enumerate the other purposes, besides the purchase of the old toll bridge, to which the former Grant of £33,000 has been applied?


On the recommendation of the Irish Government, a further Grant of £5,000 has been made to the corporation of Waterford to supplement the former Grant of £33,000 towards the expenditure of £71,000 incurred by the corporation in purchasing the undertaking and rights of the Bridge Commissioners of Waterford with a view to the removal of the existing bridge and the building of one suited to present requirements.