§ 100. Mr. JOYCE
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether his attention has been called to the fact that there is a demand in Limerick for Irish coal mined at Arigna, county Leitrim, principally for steam-raising purposes, and that the development, of this Irish industry is seriously imperilled by deficient transit accommodation, owing to the action of the railways concerned, and that complaint has been made that sometimes it takes three weeks to transport coal to Limerick from this district; and is he aware that the boats of the Grand Canal Company call there and could easily make a direct run to Limerick; and, as all those companies are now under the control of the Government, if he will take such steps as would effect the speeding up of the transit of coal from Arigna to Limerick?
§ The CHIEF SECRETARY for IRELAND (Mr. Duke)
The hon. Member had already called my attention to the matter, and I am making inquiries.