§ MR. JAMES O'CONNOR
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he is aware that during the recent storm 1,242 forest trees and 1,706 thorn trees were blown down in the Phoenix Park, Dublin; whether the Board intend to dispose of this timber by sale, and, if so, to what fund will the proceeds be credited; and whether the Board of Works will take steps to replant this area.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
Yes, Sir; irreparable damage has been done in what, I suppose, is the finest public park in the world. The proceeds from sale of the timber will be appropriated in aid of the vote. Replanting cannot be undertaken before the autumn.