§ Mr. COTTON
asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has been called to the fact that there is no repairing slip in Kingstown Harbour, county of Dublin; whether he is aware that, in consequence of the absence of a slip, yachts and other boats over a certain size cannot be repaired in Kingstown, to the loss alike of the owners of the boats and of the town; and, if so, whether he will take steps to provide a slip in Kingstown Harbour such as exists in every other Royal harbour in the United Kingdom?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
There is no repairing slip at Kingstown Harbour, and I understand that it is not usual for the authorities of harbours such as Kingstown with limited foreshore to provide such a slip for yachts. There is, however, a hauling up slip which makes it possible for Kingstown yachts, with very few exceptions, to be placed in the store-yard, and for the exceptional cases there are ample facilities in the adjacent port of Dublin.