HC Deb 17 January 1913 vol 46 cc2419-20W

asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland), whether his attention has again been called to the danger to life and property consequent on the exposed condition of Newcastle Harbour, county Down; whether he is aware that during the present winter, although the weather was not exceptionally severe, some of the fishing boats have sustained damage, thus showing the necessity for safe anchorage and improved facilities for carrying on the fishing industry; and, seeing that the fishing fleet has been increased in recent years and is capable of greater expansion, whether he will take steps to carry out the necessary improvements suggested by the urban council and the fishermen?


The Department regret that the state of their funds precludes them from offering at the present time a contribution towards the cost of carrying out improvements in Newcastle Harbour.