§ 69. Mr. HUGH LAW
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has received a demand from the Donegal County Council, in pursuance of its statutory powers under the Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway Confirmation Act, 1898 (Section 24 of Order in Council), for an inquiry into the working of the Burtonport Railway, and a memorial signed by a number of ratepayers to the same effect; whether he is prepared to grant such inquiry; and, if so, when it will take place, and by whom will it be held?
The communications referred to by the hon. Gentleman have been received, and the representations made will be carefully considered. The points raised are at present before the Irish Railway Executive Committee, and until I have received their report thereon I shall not be in a position to consider whether any action can be taken.