§ MR. CLANCY
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, with reference to the action of the Board of Works in the matter of Rush Harbour, county of Dublin, whether he is aware that the cost of the work of repair which the Dublin County Council has been called upon by the Board to execute has been estimated by the county surveyor at about £1,000, and that one of the reasons given by the county council for not now incurring such an expenditure is the fact that they have actually bound themselves to expend a sum of £in the immediate future on another harbour in the same, district of the county; and whether, the Board having declined to take any 1060 account of this fact or of the views of the local authority, he will direct the Board to see, before proceeding to carry out its threat of legal proceedings against the council, whether the ratepayers concerned are willing to undergo the additional liability which compliance with the Board's requirements would involve.
§ MR. VICTOR CAVENDISH
The Board are not aware of the county surveyor's estimate. They have received from the county council information that it is proposed to spend £1,500 on another harbour; but neither this fact, nor the unwillingness of the ratepayers to keep Rush Harbour in proper repair, can relieve the Board of its duty to report the matter to the Lord-Lieutenant.
§ MR. CLANCY
Will the Board keep a lynx eye on the other harbours in the county of Dublin under its own control?