§ MR. PATRICK WHITE (Meath, N.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Board of Public Works in Ireland have handed over the control and ownership to a public company of the Boyne Navigation Canal between Drogheda and Navan; what is the name and who are the directors of the company; whether, before parting with the control of a waterway which is essential to the prosperity of the district, the Board imposed conditions on the company binding them to keep the canal navigable and in thorough repair; and if he will furnish the hon. Member for North Meath with a copy of the conditions imposed.
(Answered by Mr. Hobhouse.) The hon. Member will find all the information for which he asks (with the exception of the names of the present directors of the company, of which the Board of Works has no knowledge) in the Boyne Navigation Transfer Act, 1896 (Local Acts 59 and 60 Vic, cap. xcvi.), and in the agreement scheduled thereto.